_Rules and Procedures
Key legal documents covering DVB's activities
The governing document of the DVB Project is its Memorandum of Understanding. It is found at the end of this page or may be downloaded below as a PDF
Rules and Procedures
The DVB Steering Board during 2008 adopted Rules and
Procedures covering, among other matters, membership, participation in DVB
activities and elections.† The Rules and
Procedures are largely a compilation of practices DVB has developed since its
Also in 2008 the Steering Board adopted
Antitrust Guidelines prohibiting certain anticompetitive conduct in its working
group. These Guidelines are an attachment
to the Rules and Procedures and are also separately available here.
Intellectual Property Rights
Article 14 of DVB’s Memorandum of Understanding sets out the basic terms of the IPR policy of the DVB Project. Further detailed information can be found here. On the same page can be found links to:
- a commentary on Article 14 and DVB’s experience in fostering patent pools covering its specifications;
- arrangements put in place governing licensing for certain “gateway” technologies;
- DVB’s copyright policy.
Liaisons with sister standards fora
DVB forms liaisons with sister standards fora. These are undertaken after a review of the IPR policy of the sister forum and negotiation of a liaison agreement. There is a special regime for liaisons with DVB’s partners for Globally Executable MHP (GEM). For the form of liaison agreement, and further information, contact the Legal Director DVB: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a list of DVB’s present liaison partners.
Disclosure (Confidentiality) Policy
DVB has adopted a policy on disclosure of materials and other information in its working groups.† This is an attachment to the Rules and Procedures and is separately available here: