ACNS 2.0 Specification

ACNS 2.0 Notice and Message Specification

Following is the ACNS Specification. Both the specification document and the XML schema are integral parts of the specifications.

  • Advanced Copyright Notice System (ACNS) 2.0 , MPL-ACNS2, Version 1.3, March 10, 2015
    • Released version (PDF)
    • With redlined differences from v1.2 (PDF)
  • ACNS 2.0 Version 1.3 (XSD) (Schema Documentation)

Previous versions are here.

ACNS Delivery

This section specificies methods for delivery of ACNS messages. The traditional method is email. Web Services interfaces are also specified.

  • ACNS 2.0 Email Delivery, MPL-ACNS2-E, Version 1.0, February 11, 2009 (PDF)
  • ACNS 2.0 Message Containers and API Framework, MPL-ACNS2-M, Version 0.9a, Aug. 18, 2010 (PDF)

ACNS Profiles

ACNS can be used to deliver notices for various environments. Traditionally, ACNS was used for P2P, but ACNS also supports cyberlockers, UGC sites, link sites, Usenet and other environements. The following provide additional details about what elements and attributes apply to each envionrment, and provide guidance on usage.

  • DRAFT ACNS P2P Profile (PDF)
  • DRAFT ACNS Server Profile (PDF). Covers UGC, Cyberlocker, link sites, etc.