|The Digital Rights Expression Languages (DREL) workgroup within the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee is gathering requirements that a standardized DREL must meet to support learning, education, and training.
They are asking for your input and feedback on any relevant rights expression language specifications, standards, and standards development efforts not listed in the document. They are looking specifically for DRELs that are most general and that are getting the most attention in industries related to learning, education, and training.
The core elements of a rights expression language are broken down into the following elements:
- Principal – the individual or group allowed to exercise the specified permission over the stated resource, e.g., students, teachers, administrators, etc.
- Right – the permission given to the principal over the stated digital content, e.g., play, print, copy, execute, edit, etc.
- Resource – the digital content that a principal can exercise the stated right, e.g., e-book, chapter, presentation, etc.
- Conditions – the restrictions placed on a principal who wants to exercise the stated right over the specified digital content, e.g., time interval (from, until), count limit, etc.
- Issuer – the individual or group granting the rights over the specified resource, e.g., authors, publishers, etc.