SB 1443 r1 (7/05)
IPRM 0467 r 1
DVB’s Rules on Document Disclosure
1. Scope, definitions. This document compiles the rules developed by the DVB Project
on the disclosure of documents within DVB and to third parties. These rules also cover
the DVB confidentiality policy. This compilation is issued by the Steering Board
pursuant to its powers to provide guidance on interpretation of the MoU (art 17 MoU), to
determine a policy on the confidentiality of papers (art 13.2 MoU), and to set the
entitlements of members of other organisations to receive information on and to take part
in the work of the DVB (art 6.2 MoU).
In these rules, a “document” can include a final specification adopted by the Technical
Module, contributions and drafts intended to lead to such a final specification and policy
advice to regulatory institutions. “MoU” refers to the DVB’s Memorandum of
Understanding (or Statutes).
This compilation refers to materials which can be found in DVB Blue Book A066 rev 1,
MHP Implementation Arrangements and associated agreements (July 2003) (“Blue Book
A066”). The MoU can be found in Blue Book A066 s 7.1.
2. Disclosure outside DVB. The Steering Board alone may disclose a document outside
the DVB. For example, in respect of specifications, the Technical Module delivers
final “specifications . . . . via the Steering Board to recognised standards setting entities . .
. “. Art 8 MoU. It alone is responsible for issuing advice to public authorities. Art 6.2
The Steering Board may also delegate the disclosure of documents to other DVB entities.
For example, the Promotion and Communications Module may, following priorities set
by the Steering Board, provide information on DVB activities and specifications. Art 10
When a document is delivered to a recognised standards setting body (such as ETSI), the
disclosure rules of that body govern.
The Steering Board may adopt ad hoc or temporary arrangements for disclosure of