Welcome Intertrust, FujiTV, Securemedia: who are new members of the CCP! We welcome you from our community of content protection practitioners! We have only 4 months before the Digital Future Symposium (DFS) 2008. This year's focus will be on watermarking and fingerprinting technology including a demonstrational aspect.
Date: December 10th in Singapore in conjunction with Asia TV Forum.
More details to be available soon.


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Google has launched a music search service called MusicOnebox in partnership with Top 100.cn, a Beijing-based website to offer users access to legal music online. Top100.cn already has licensing agreements with Vivendi SA's Universal Music Group and about 100 other labels.
More information at http://int3rnalbeta.cnn.com/2008/TECH/08/06/google.china.ap/index.html 

The National Broadcasting Company NBC, which owns exclusive rights for Olympic broadcast in the United States, decided to tape-relay the Olympic opening Ceremony by 12 hours and found itself frantically trying to regulate leaks and request sites to take down unauthorized video clips on YouTube or JustinTV. Viewers, who are "willing to find other source and watch what they want and when they want," turned to their computers and tried to poked holes through NBC's technological wall to get a glimpse of the event.
More information at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/09/sports/olympics/09nbc.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss 

Yahoo announced that it would provide coupons for Rhapsody.com, its new music partner, to facilitate their customers' transfer process of DRM-protected music from Yahoo! Music Unlimited server to Rhapsody. When Yahoo's server closes down, users may have problems with their DRM licenses, thus the coupons will allow them to purchase an equivalent collection. Otherwise, refund is promised if customers find the arrangement unsatisfactory.
More information at http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2008/aug/14/tech-bytes-yahoo-vows-to-help-users-keep-music/?entertainment 

Intertrust Technologies Corporation enters patent licensing agreement with Nokia Corporation

Intertrust Technologies Corporation announced that it has entered a patent licensing agreement with Nokia Corporation, which covered technologies like Open Mobile Alliance OMA, Marlin DRM specifications, and trusted distributed mobile computing standards.
Full press release available on Intertrust's website at http://www.intertrust.com/main/news/2008/080819_nokia.html Read more

Intertrust Technologies Corporation enters patent licensing agreement wiht Nokia Corporation

Intertrust Technologies Corporation announced that it has entered a patent licensing agreement with Nokia Corporation, which covered technologies like Open Mobile Alliance OMA, Marlin DRM specifications, and trusted distributed mobile computing standards.
Full press release available on Intertrust website.
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CCP 2008 Milestones

<font “font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px” >The Centre has achieved its 2007 milestones by launching its website, organising a successful annual conference at the Digital Future Symposium – which also served as the Centre’s launch event – and by advancing its business plan, organisational structure and membership arrangements. The Centre’s presence was further enhanced by participation in the ABU Content Protection Principles Workshop and the stocking of a number of research reports, primers and other resources on the Centre’s website.

Successful highlights:

1.    The Centre’s Launch and Launch Event, November 2008 in Singapore
2.    Jakarta Asia Pacific Economic Community (APEC) outreach on content protection principles.
3.    The ABU Content Protection Workshop, March 2008, Kuala Lumpur
4.    Networking and drinks ABU
5.    Training Event, Broadcast Asia 2008 (confirmed and on-going )
6.    First Primary Advisory Committee Members confirmed.
7.    First members confirmed
8.    Primers and research documents completed, including:

<font “font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px” >a.    China Content Protection Report
<font “font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px” >b.    DVB CPCM Paper – William Hioe
<font “font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px” >c.    DRMs and Youth
<font “font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px” >d.    Glossary of Abbreviations
<font “font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px” >e.    Content Protection in Japan
<font “font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px” >f.    HDTV

<font “font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px” >9.    CCP Interns hired
<font “font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px” >10.  Presentation to Time Warner Inc.
<font “font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px” >11.  Disney’s support in regard to Chairman of DVB CPCM

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Work is well advanced on the Centre’s 2008 milestones including the formation of a Primary Advisory Committee, membership building and, subject to sufficient funds being raised, establishing the Centre’s secretariat and office. A number of events are also scheduled to continue building the Centre’s presence, with the annual conference again scheduled to be held in Singapore in December 2008. Currently we have confirmed PAC memberships from MPAA, Home Box Office (HBO), Verimatrix Ltd., Toshiba Corp Japan, Walt Disney Pictures, Microsoft, and expect others to join in the coming months.


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<font “font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px” >The Centre has recently appointed Red Dawn Communications of Singapore to assist with PR activities and membership outreach and this should provide additional impetus to establishing the Centre’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region. 2008 promises to be both rewarding and challenging for the Centre with the following key event:

Annual Digital Future Symposium 2008 in Singapore in conjunction with the Asia Media Festival (www.asiamediafestival.com )


IEC publishes new standard IEC 62227 to allow DRM interoperability

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has published a new Standard on digital rights permission codes – IEC 62227 for multimedia home server systems which extends itself across different DRMs and thus will enable multimedia content to be used across platforms legally. Full content is available below or alternatively on IEC website. Read more

CNGL Recruitment Drive

The Centre for Next Generation Localisation is currently recruiting an Intellectual Property Manager and also several post-doctoral research positions.



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