Burbank, CA (September 7, 2007)–Deluxe Digital Studios, Inc., and the Content Delivery and Storage Association (CDSA) have announced comprehensive anti-piracy and security standards. The standards are part of the association’s Anti-Piracy Compliance Program (APCP) that covers creative, manufacturing and distribution services along the content-to-market supply chain.
The development was spearheaded by a joint effort of Deluxe Digital Studios, a wholly owned division of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc., which operates media services facilities around the world, and CDSA, which maintains a global anti-piracy compliance program. The standards have been developed for digital media services facilities in response to concerns of content owners and editing laboratories about unauthorized access and theft of video and audio content during the pre-release post production of films and television shows.
An integral element of the APCP array of anti-piracy and security standards are periodic, independent audits that lead to a facility’s certification. Under the APCP standards, sites develop an operating manual, conduct employee training, and perform internal audits to ensure compliance with the standards. CDSA’s cadre of ISO-accredited auditors conducts annual external audits that lead to certification of the facilities as anti-piracy-security compliant. Each site is audited and certified on an individual basis.
According to Rob Seidel, executive vice president/general manager, Deluxe Digital Studios, “We know the value-added services we provide to our clients are now even more robust with the development of these anti-piracy and security standards and independent audits. We approached CDSA and offered to work as a team to facilitate a substantial and standardized level of security for post-production and digital media services facilities around the world. The implementation of these standards is a strengthening mechanism for everyone involved in the post production process.”
The Deluxe Digital Services Burbank facility is the first site to beta test the standards, which are expected to be implemented by the end of September 2007.
Content Delivery and Storage Association