In October 2004, Intertrust, Philips, Matsushita, Samsung, Sony, and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation founded the CORAL consortium. Many companies joined it. It was an initiative to specify an interoperable framework for DRM. The first set of specifications was published in November 2005, and the final set in October 2007.
The actual deployment of the Coral framework is extremely limited. Nevertheless, CORAL framework has been one of the initial contributions to DECE which defines UltraViolet.
On December 13, 2012, the CORAL organization has been dissolved. The web site, http://www.coral-interop.org/, will stay online until April 1, 2013.