Steering Committee Meeting, (Mar. 2, 2011)

Updated March 2, 2011

50th Steering Committee Meeting (Mar. 2, 2011)


No. Voting Subject Result

Approval of
Modifying “purpose” clause (Article 3) of the DVD Forum Charter, as follows:

The Forum is a voluntary association of hardware manufacturers, software firms and other users of digital versatile disc (“DVD”) formats (such formats defined as the “DVD Formats”), created to further the best interests of consumers and users, with the following purposes:

(1) To maintain the DVD Formats and related test specifications that have been created by The Forum;
(2) To continue to encourage verification of DVD Products; and
(3) To carry out other activities necessary for the DVD Formats as requested by members of the Forum.

This change should be effective immediately after SC’s approval.

2 Approval of  
Merge "Principal Members" and "Associate Members" into one class, "General Members", effective January 1, 2012.

Approval of
Modification of Annual Membership Fees effective FY2011 to Option 1 or Option 2

(1) SC Member 500,000JPY / Other Members 150,000JPY
(2) SC Member 2,000,000JPY / Principal Member 500,000JPY / Associate Member 150,000JPY

and the relevant Forum Charter with condition of the approval at the General Meeting (Provisional approval)

Option (1) is approved
4 Approval of  
Changing term of SC members to 6 years from the next SC election which is scheduled in the 4th quarter of 2011

Approval of
Changing General Meeting operation and function effective January 1, 2012, as follows:

(1) Enable alternatives to physical meeting for reporting activities
(e.g.. by website, email or other electronic means)
(2) Enable SC approval of annual membership fees and annual statement of accounts, provided that they are reported to the members for confirmation.

6 Approval of  
The SC shall meet at least once a year in an appropriate form (e.g. face to face meeting, conference call or etc.) and venue effective January 1, 2012
7 Approval of  
Standing organization of TVG/WGs for technical discussion in DVD Forum will be replaced by Ad Hoc Group(s) under SC to be established when a technical discusion is neccesary (effective January, 2012)
Not Approved
8 Approval of  
Proposed Budget for FY2011
9 Approval of  
Amending the Charter Artcle 8(3) to permit the second meeting in a particular year be held in anywhere selected by Steering Committee

NOTE: Certain of these proposals will require a charter amendment. An affirmative vote at least 14 Steering Committee Members is
required for a charter amendment.








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