This section of the DDEX Knowledge Base contains Version 1.0 of Part 4 (Notification of Record Discrepancies) of the Claim Detail Message Suite Standard
This standard defines the Profile to communicate discrepancies that a Licensee has detected, or believes to have detected a Record Discrepancy (as described in Clause 2.1) in a Claim Detail Message (or similar) it has received from a Licensor.
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A Licensee that has received a Claim Detail Message (or equivalent message), including a message containing corrections, can respond to it with a Claim Detail Record Discrepancy Notification, if it detects:
- Structural errors in the message such as missing mandatory Record Types or Cells;
- Use of allowed values not supported by the Claim Detail Message Suite Standard;
- Missing Record Types or Cells that are technically optional or conditional but that are agreed to be present by the Licensor and Licensee in their bilateral agreement(s);
- Data in Cells that lead to discrepancies in royalty calculations between the information provided in the Claim Detail Message received by the Licensee and its own calculations; and/or
- Any other discrepancies of this nature that are agreed between Licensor and Licensee.
Claim Detail Record Discrepancy Notifications may also be sent by triggers independent of the receipt of a Claim Detail Message (or equivalent message).
3 Normative References
- DDEX. Claim Detail Message Suite Standard - Part 1: Architecture.
- DDEX. Claim Detail Message Suite Standard - Part 2: Record Type Definitions.
- DDEX. Digital Sales Reporting Message Suite Standard - Part 2: Allowed Value Sets.
4 Terms and Abbreviations
5 Profile for the Notification of Line Item Discrepancies
Unless specifically agreed otherwise between the Licensee and the Licensor, a Licensee may only send one Claim Detail Record Discrepancy Notification for each Claim Detail Message (or equivalent) received; for the purpose of this, Corrections are considered new Claim Detail Messages.
Items in Claim Detail Message(s) received that are not subject to any discrepancy may be progressed in accordance with relevant licence agreements.
A Claim Detail Record Discrepancy Notification created in accordance with this Profile comprises:
- One Header Record
- 1-n Summary Record
- One or more Discrepancy Records
- One Footer Record
Details about these Record Types are provided in Part 2 of this Standard.
To indicate that a Claim Detail Discrepancy Notification is created in accordance with Profile, the
Profile Cell in the Header Record shall be set to
RecordDiscrepancy and the
ProfileVersion Cell to 1.0.
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