Glossary
cinema: includes a drive-in cinema.

complying digital projection system: a digital projection system which complies with the requirements of a majority of the Major Studios in order for the Major Studios to permit their films to be exhibited on the system.


DCP: Digital Cinema Package, being the collection of digital files used to store and convey digital cinema audio, image and data stream for films which are made available in Digital Form.

Digital Form: the digital format of a film which complies with the requirements of a majority of the Major Studios in order for the Major Studios to permit the film to be exhibited (described as "DCI Specification Compliance"), capable of being exhibited on complying projection systems.

film: includes:
  1. feature length theatrical motion pictures in 2D or 3D format; and

  2. porgramming content (other than feature lenth theatrical motion pictures, trailers and advertising content) in 2D or 3D format including, but not limited to, television pograms, sporting events, theatrical stage productions, religioius services, concerts, educational classses or presentations, live events, speeches and meetings.

Film Copy: any current or future medium in which a film is made available for commercial distribution including, without limitation:
  1. as a 35mm print; and

  2. in Digital Form.

KDM: Key Delivery Message, being the security key encryption system used with digital projection systems which is unique and allows only a specific DCP to play on a specific cinema complex playback server for a specified period of time.


Major Studio: each of Twentieth Century Fox International Corporation, Universal City Studios LLP, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., Paramount Pictures Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.


supply: in respect of a film includes:
  1. physical delivery of a 35mm print;

  2. for a film made availabe in Digital Form:
      i. physical delivery of a hard disk drive;

      ii. terrestrial, cable or satellite delivery; and

      iii. on-line delivery, being digital delivery by means of the Internet, any proprietary computer service, any local area telecommunications network or system used to communicate audiovisual work (including, without limitation, films) and/or any audio and/or video and/or digital data or content, on a point to point or point to multi-point basis (Network) and/or any other Network (linked by any transmission means including, without limitation, RF, broadband, wireless, satellite and coaxial or fibre optic cable).

VPF: a so-called "virtual print fee" (including so-called "Alternative Content Fees") paid by a distributor to a third party 'integrator' in connection with the exhibition of a film in Digital Form on a complying digital projection system operated by an exhibitor and applied in financially assisting the conversion to complying digital projection systems in the exhibitor's cinemas.


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