This life cycle update applies when a message sender wishes to reduce the rights granted to the message recipient. This includes “global take-downs”, “territorial take-downs” and the cancellation of a RightsClaim:

To signal that a Release needs to be taken down it is sufficient for the Release Creator to send a new NewReleaseMessage for that Release, albeit, with no Deal composite. If wanted, the Release Creator may communicate a Deal with an EndDate set in the past.

To signal that some deals for a Release cease to apply (i.e. a reduction in the rights available), the Deal(s) that have ceased to exist may simply be omitted from the new NewReleaseMessage. If wanted, the Release Creator may communicate the ceased Deal(s) with an EndDate set in the past.

 If a take-down or reduction in rights happens in the future, an appropriately end-dated Deal needs to be sent.