Content Directions helps a variety of customers in a number of industries to utilize the power of the DOI to increase efficiency, protect intellectual property and grow new revenue streams. If you'd like to find out more about what Content Directions and the DOI can do for your business, please choose the link that best describes your industry.

CDI is currently consulting with a number of large publishing firms on DOI adoption, though non-disclosure prevents us from listing customer names. We are also active in the Association of American Publishers (AAP)/Andersen Consulting eBook Initiative, the Open eBook Forum (OeBF), the ONIX eBook extensions effort, and the International DOI Foundation. To find out more about how the DOI can enhance your business, contact us at

The notoriety surrounding the "Napster" case, and the subsequent efforts to prevent copyright infringement in the online music space, underscore the need for an effective, widely applicable technology to track and protect digital music content. The DOI's persistent link and permanent "phone home" capabilities provide a perfect solution to the most pressing problems facing the digital music industry today. Content Directions is in talks with several major record companies, DRM vendors, rights clearinghouses and standards initiatives such as SDMI and MPEG21 as a first step toward deploying the DOI industry-wide. To find out more about how the DOI can enhance your business, contact us at

Until recently, bandwidth limitations have largely insulated the motion picture industry from problems of online distribution and piracy. However, the price and availability of broadband access and the falling cost of digital storage is rapidly changing the landscape of the digital motion picture world. The lessons learned in the nascent online music industry have not gone unnoticed among digital film production and distribution companies. Content Directions is actively working to encourage acceptance, and implement uses, of the DOI in this new realm. A presentation on the DOI and Digital Cinema delivered by David Sidman at NIST/NISO Digital Cinema 2001 is available by ftp from NIST at (825 KB Powerpoint). The first half of the presentation is a general introduction to the DOI, while the second half focuses on DRM issues as they apply to digital film distribution. For more information on how the DOI can help your organization protect its valuable assets in the online space, please contact us at

The world of digital photography has experienced explosive growth in the last few years. Everyone from amateurs to working professionals has embraced this new way to obtain, market and share photographic work. Every major photo agency now provides for online browsing, purchasing and distribution of images in its portfolio. Content Directions is in talks with a number of the larger photo agencies regarding implementation of the DOI as the standard, industry-wide content tracking methodology. If you'd like to find out how you can use the DOI to track, sell and protect your online digital photos, please contact us at

As the software industry increasingly embraces Internet-based distribution—for example the ASP approach for selling/renting software on an out-sourced or as-needed basis—the DOI becomes a critical enabling technology. Just as the DOI provides a persistent link to content objects, so can it provide a persistent link to software objects—including scripts, processes, or any other online resources. Unlike URLs these links keep functioning even when the objects change their server location or position in a directory structure. Furthermore, just as the DOI enables e-commerce and tracking for content, so does it enable e-commerce for software objects—including usage metering, sale of modular software components, time-based usage, trial-based usage, etc.For more information, contact us at

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