Rules & Procedures

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

The governing document of the DVB Project is its Memorandum of Understanding, which can be downloaded from the right of this page.

Rules and Procedures

The DVB Steering Board has 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 inception.

Document Disclosure Policy

DVB has adopted a policy on disclosure of materials and other information in its working groups. This policy is an annex to the Rules and Procedures and is also separately available here.

Antitrust Guidelines

The DVB Steering Board has also adopted Antitrust Guidelines prohibiting certain anticompetitive conduct in its working group. These Guidelines are an annex 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. More details can be found on the IPR Policy page, including 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.