The goal of the Remote Desktop Protocol: Clipboard Virtual Channel Extension is to allow users to seamlessly transfer data, via the system clipboard, between applications that are running on different computers. To accomplish this objective, the Remote Desktop Protocol: Clipboard Virtual Channel Extension specifies how to keep two distinct system clipboards in sync so that at any given time, the data available to an application on one computer (via its local clipboard) is identical to the data available to another application on a remote computer (via its local clipboard).
Sections 1.8, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative and can contain the terms MAY, SHOULD, MUST, MUST NOT, and SHOULD NOT as defined in RFC 2119. Sections 1.5 and 1.9 are also normative but cannot contain those terms. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.