Request for Proposals on Lightweight Content Protection for EPUB
The IDPF on July 20, 2012 published a request for proposals for standardizing interoperable lightweight content protection technology for EPUB, available at: http://idpf.org/epub-content-protection-rfp. Interested parties are invited to submit proposals by August 31, 2012. The updated RFP is a follow-up to the initial draft of use cases and requirements, published May 18, 2012 (with a request for comments). This RFP reflects comments we received on the draft, and is intended to solicit further information in order that IDPF management and its Board can better assess factors such as development cost and likely adoption to help us make an informed decision regarding next steps. In other words, as communicated in the request for comments, there is, as of yet, no decision or commitment by the IDPF to establish a solution in this area. Through our continued discovery process, it may become clear that no feasible standardized solution would be sufficiently useful or accepted, or that no solution is forthcoming that will sufficiently address critical requirements.