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January 28, 2009 - CMLA Technical Specification updated

CMLA has updated the CMLA Technical Specification to Version 1.1 - 20090123. It is available now for download.

The changes in this version include:

  1. Updated dates associated with moving the timeline for a key length change from 2009 to 2011. This in effect moves the key length decision two years into the future.
  2. Removal of statements concerning confidentiality of this Technical Specification. An NDA is no longer necessary for access to the complete specification.
  3. Replacement of "Draft with "Approved" status of this document
  4. Other minor editorial corrections

March 17, 2009 - Client Adopter Key and Certificate Issuance Fee reduction

CMLA is now able to effect a Client Adopter Key and Certificate Issuance Fee reduction. This reduction is based on the cumulative key purchase volume of a given Client Adopter.

This change will be reflected in the next revision of the Client Adopter Agreement, Version 1.3, Attachment C, Section 3.3 "Client Adopter Key and Certificate Issuance Fees" as follows:

The Client Adopter Key and Certificate Issuance Fee is a cumulative tiered per unit fee for CMLA Key Pairs and Certificates.

Please communicate this change to your procurement personnel to effect this change immediately on new key orders where the cumulative key purchases for your company have exceeded 200,000,000 keys. If you need to confirm your cumulative key purchases, please contact us.

April 07, 2009 - Client Adopter Compliance and Robustness Rule changes

This notice is to inform adopters that the CMLA Client Adopter Compliance and Robustness Rule changes presented and approved during the last CMLA Advisory Board Meeting, held in September 2008, have been now incorporated into the CMLA Client Adopter Agreement. These changes are found in Exhibit B in the current version 1.4 of the CMLA Client Adopter Agreement, which supersedes all previous versions of the CMLA Compliance and Robustness Rules.

Pursuant to Section 3 of the CMLA Client Adopter Agreement (specifically Section 3.7, 3.12), Client Adopter is hereby notified that all CMLA Technology Licensees shall comply with version 1.4 of the CMLA Client Adopter Agreement Compliance and Robustness Rules no later than eighteen (18) months from the date of this notice, April 7, 2009. Please contact CMLA Services if you any questions or concerns regarding this notice.

May 08, 2009 - Mobile Broadcast Addenda and Technical Specification updated

CMLA has completed the updates to the Mobile Broadcast Addenda and Technical Specification as discussed with licensees in our most recent CMLA Advisory Board meeting. The following versions of these documents are available now for download and execution. CMLA Technology Licensees must meet the requirements of these updates within one hundred eighty (180) days of this Notice.

The revised documents include:

  • Mobile Broadcast Addendum to CMLA Client Adopter Agreement v1.10-20090428
  • Mobile Broadcast Addendum to CMLA Service Provider Agreement v1.10-20090428
  • CMLA Technical Specification v1.2-20090219

November 09, 2009 - Technical Specification Update

CMLA has updated the CMLA Technical Specification to Version 1.3-20091104. It is now available now for download.

The changes in this version include:

  • Updated footnotes to include patent information
  • New Chapter 16 added for Content Protection Technology System Renewability Message (CPT-SRM). Please note use of this Chapter is at the licensees option.

November 09, 2009 - Client Adopter Agreement Update

CMLA has updated the CMLA Client Adopter Agreement to version 1.5-20091103. It is now available now for download.

The changes in this version include:

  • Reduce or eliminate some categories of fees in Exhibit C. The fee structure is also simplified for ease of understanding.
  • Change of corporate name from Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd to Panasonic Corporation.These changes are effective immediately. This version supersedes all previous versions.

November 09, 2009 - Service Provider Agreement Update

CMLA has updated the CMLA Service Provider Agreement to version 1.3-20091103. It is now available for download.

The changes in this version include:

  • Reduce or eliminate some categories of fees in Exhibit C. The fee structure is also simplified for ease of understanding.
  • Change of corporate name from Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd to Panasonic Corporation. These changes are effective immediately. This version supersedes all previous versions.

December 18, 2009 - Client Adopter Production Key and Certificate Issuance Fee Reduction

CMLA is pleased to announce that on 1 Jan 2010 it will effect a further reduction of the Client Adopter Production Key and Certificate Issuance Fee, in addition to the fee reduction that was previously announced on 17 Mar 2009. Each CMLA Client Adopter placing an order on or later than 1 Jan 2010 for Production Device Credentials will be entitled to this new fee reduction. As before, this fee structure is based on the cumulative key purchase volume that a given Client Adopter has achieved.

This change is reflected in the latest version of the Client Adopter Agreement, Version 1.6-20091218, Exhibit C, Section 4.1 "Client Adopter Key and Certificate Issuance Fees". The final version is now available for download. This version supersedes all previous versions.

Beginning 1 Jan 2010 the new fees are as follows:

The Client Adopter Key and Certificate Issuance Fee is a cumulative tiered per unit fee for CMLA Key Pairs and Certificates:

Please communicate this change to your procurement personnel to effect this change on all new key orders beginning 1 Jan 2010. If you need to confirm your cumulative key purchases, please contact us.

CMLA Client Adopters are not required to replace their existing CMLA Agreement with this new version. Your current CMLA Client Adopter Agreement is still effective.