Audiovisual Content or AV Content means collectively “Audiovisual Work” and/or “Version” as applicable.
Audiovisual Work or AV Work means a work consisting of a sequence of related images, with or without accompanying sound, which is intended to be made available as a motion imagery experience through the use of various devices, regardless of the medium of initial or subsequent fixation or distribution.
Barcode ISAN Barcode means the bi-dimensional barcode to which an ISAN and/or V-ISAN is associated.
Compilation A compilation work is a collection of two or more separate works in a single distribution package, such as a DVD or Blu-ray containing a feature film along with various bonus features, a theatrical feature with a trailer for another feature attached at its head, a home video boxed set of all episodes from a season of a series, etc.
Composite audiovisual work means an audiovisual work which contains one or more other audiovisual works or portions of audiovisual works, each of which is insubstantial in relation to the entire Composite audiovisual work (e.g. segments, highlights, etc).EXAMPLES: A feature film which contains parts of animated cartoons or other film clips; a television program that contains footage from previously produced feature films, from episodes of television series, or from other audiovisual works.
Database ISAN Database means the compilation by ISAN-IA of ISAN and V-ISAN, including the ISAN Records and ISAN Metadata and any updates as may occur from time to time.
Episode means an audiovisual work or a portion of an audiovisual work, connected to other audiovisual works forming a series of audiovisual works.
InDev ISAN or In-Development ISAN means an ISAN allocated to an audiovisual work in development, pre-production or production, therefore not yet complete, for which the applicable Registrant has not yet submitted all necessary and final metadata for an active ISAN.
ISAN means the unique number generated, allocated, managed and stored by ISAN-IA upon application by a Registrant filed via an appointed RA for the unique identification of an audiovisual work, in accordance with ISO 15706-1 & ISO 15706-2 and their amendments.
ISAN-IA means ISAN International Agency, the ISAN registration Authority mandated by ISO to manage and operate the ISAN Standard.
ISAN Record means the full metadata set, including ISAN Metadata and administrative and descriptive information, associated to a particular ISAN or V-ISAN, as allocated to a Registrant’s submitted audiovisual content.
ISAN Registrant means the producer of an audiovisual work, authorized proxy of such a producer, or other such Person who is registered within the ISAN System for the purposes of obtaining an ISAN for audiovisual works.
ISAN Standard means collectively the ISAN and V-ISAN standards (ISO 15706-1 & 2) and any of its updates and amendments.
ISAN System shall mean all business, information technology and security components used to implement the ISAN Standard, including but not limited to software applications, ISAN Web Template and ISAN API enabling access to the ISAN Registry and any information included therein.
ISAN API or ISAN Web Services means a set of services offered by ISAN-IA, which enables websites, services and applications to perform various functions on the ISAN System, including but not limited to accessing the ISAN Registry for audiovisual content registration for the purpose of obtaining ISAN or V-ISAN, or for ISAN Queries, ISAN Lookups.
ISAN Web Template means an online browser-based web application service designed and managed by ISAN-IA, offered to appointed Registration Agencies and their clients (i.e., Registrants and Readers) for the purpose of accessing the ISAN System via a publicly available web browser to perform various functions including but not limited to accessing the ISAN Registry for audiovisual content registration for the purpose of obtaining ISAN or V-ISAN, and conducting ISAN Queries, ISAN Lookups.
ISAN-IA Marks means all registered ISAN trademarks and service marks used and registered by ISAN-IA to indicate source of goods or services.
ISAN-IA Materials means any information authored, published or owned by ISAN-IA, whether ephemeral or fixed in any material form, including without limitation ISAN, V-ISAN, ISAN Records, ISAN Database and ISAN Registry, ISAN-IA Website, the ISAN Web Template, ISAN API, and any documents, whether electronic or in hard-copy print, or other communication containing information relating to the ISAN System and/or services associated with ISAN and/or V-ISAN.
ISAN Version see V-ISAN.
ISAN-IA website or ISAN website means the official, publicly available website for ISAN, which is located at www.isan.org. ISAN Lookups are available on the ISAN-IA Website.
Lookup or ISAN Resolution means an ISAN or V-ISAN consultation request done on the ISAN Registry, for which the ISAN System will return as a lookup result, the metadata fields from the ISAN Record with respect to such ISAN or V-ISAN from the ISAN Database.
Metadata ISAN Metadata means any audiovisual content descriptive information including but not limited to title, duration, year of production, director, actors etc., registered in the ISAN Record (as part of the ISAN Database) and associated to the ISAN or V-ISAN which is allocated to the registered audiovisual content.
Minimum Required Metadata means the fields of metadata that are required with respect to any particular audiovisual content before issuing an ISAN or V-ISAN with respect to such audiovisual content, all as set forth in the ISAN User Guide.
Person means a reference to a natural individual or any legal entity.
Queries ISAN Queries means the query services (consultation of the ISAN Registry) offered by ISAN-IA and its designees such as Registration Agencies, via Web Template, API or any other form of database look-up now known or hereafter invented.
Reader A reader means every Person interested to consult the ISAN Registry.
Registrant Registrant means collectively “ISAN Registrant” and “V-ISAN Registrant”.
Registration Agency or RA means a Person appointed and authorized by ISAN-IA for the purpose of conveying ISAN and/or V-ISAN allocated to audiovisual content submitted by Registrants.
Registry (ISAN Registry) or ISAN Central Repository shall mean the central database owned, held, operated and managed by ISAN-IA, which includes all administrative and descriptive information associated to ISAN and V-ISAN (including ISAN Records), of which the ISAN Database is a subset.
Resolution Service Provider or RSP means a Person that maintains and makes available a set of metadata associated with specific V-ISAN (e.g. rating information, synopsis, fingerprint reference, business rules, etc.).
Schema ISAN Metadata Schema means the XML encoding schema for the ISAN Metadata, as may be published by ISAN-IA on the ISAN-IA Website and updated from time-to-time.
Sequel work Refers to a feature film that continues the story begun in a previous feature film and proposing all or some of characters of the preceding motion picture. For the purpose of ISAN registration each component of the sequel is registered as a non episodic work.
Serial audiovisual work Audiovisual work produced in individual episodes or parts which bear a relationship to each other and (usually) a common title for the whole series.
Serial Header (SH) It is the header of a set of works linking all the episodes and sharing the same serial title.
Shall not engage in any form of Rights Management under the ISAN User Guide shall be read in relation to the provisions of paragraph 1 of the ISO standard 15706 which states that “The issuance of an ISAN is in no way related to any process of copyright registration, nor does the issuance of an ISAN provide evidence of the ownership of rights in an audiovisual work,” and therefore does not prevent any RA from engaging in the provision of systems enabling the expression and communication of business rules relating to content, “DRM”, etc., provided such activity does not conflict with these ISO restrictions. Further, RAs are prohibited from the actual collection and/or distribution of royalties.
Standardized Metadata Standardized Metadata is the descriptive information about a work, uniformed to one unique model, developed within the International Standard Organization (ISO). ISAN is ISO:15706-1 and V-ISAN is 15706-2. Standardized metadata facilitates the exchange of information by interoperability since every work is described with the same metadata, regardless its original country.
Users means collectively any Registrant, Reader, RA, and/or any other user of the ISAN Standard.
Version means a particular version, or aggregation of elements that affects the content of an audiovisual work. For example, any change that affects the content of an audiovisual work (e.g. artistic content, language, editing, technical format, distribution) and which requires separate identification for the use or exploitation of that specific content can be treated as a new Version for the purposes of assigning a V-ISAN.
V-ISAN or ISAN Version means the unique identifier composed of a registered ISAN in combination with an appended version segment for a specific version or other content derived from or directly related to an audiovisual work and allocated in accordance with ISO 15706-2 and the ISAN User Guide.
V-ISAN Registrant means the Person associated with the registration of a Version, for obtaining a V-ISAN.