InterStream Terms of Service Agreement (ITOSA)
Implications and Challenges for Agreement
Audit Policy Implications
InterStream must establish an audit policy for portal name holders on the media grid. This policy must establish when and how ISTP streams are audited and who has rights to audit the streams. Members of the association will have the ability to fingerprint or watermark their content per the audit standards. Non-member rights must be clearly established so that members may not become overly intrusive into either those companies business models, plans, or distribution rights on the grid. Since members have provided the key funding for the association and helped to establish the anti-piracy policy for the media grid, their right to limit real or potential piracy must be protected. On the balance, however, they must also not preemptively attempt to restrict new business models or approaches of new market entrants using the grid for distribution. If a perception emerges that new market entrants can easily be disrupted or shut-off from using the grid, then the Association runs the risk of consumers rejecting the InterStream offerings.