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.
In the past we have written on topics such as:
WHAT IS CONTENT PROTECTION?
ALPHABET SOUP OF CONTENT PROTECTION TECHNOLOGIES
HOW DO DRMS WORK?
HOW YOUNG CONTENT CREATORS AND OWNERS HAVE AND CAN DEPLOY TECHNICAL PROTECTION MEASURES?
JAPAN'S BROADCAST PROTECTION SOLUTION
CONTENT PROTECTION COPY MANAGEMENT (CPCM)
HIGH DEFINITION TELEVISION (HDTV)
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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