ACAP – Automated Content Access Protocol

ACAP (Automated Content Access Protocol) is a new non-commercial, open, global protocol devised by the worldwide publishing community that provides content providers with the necessary tool to enable them to communicate their copyright terms and conditions online in a language that can be read, understood and interpreted by the machines that crawl and index their content. Put simply, ACAP enables the copyright terms, conditions and permissions that would be read by a human in the offline environment to be read and unambiguously interpreted by the machines that replace the human in the online environment.