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Research Paper: Content Protection Business Opportunities in Asia Pacific

Researcher, Centre for Content Protection (CCP)

The Centre for Content Protection (CCP) is primarily focused on the deployment of Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies and policies in Asia Pacific. The CCP is seeking a dedicated researcher to write a paper on the abovementioned topic.

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Update on Digital Britain Report

The interim Digital Britain Report released last month called for basically "a new rights agency to clear copyrights for online distribution; a national anti-copying scheme to reduce online infringement; recruiting ISPs to act as judge and executioner on their customers, making British internet connections liable to interference and disconnection on the basis of unsubstantiated copyright infringement claims; and a scheme to prevent unlawful remixing and other creative uses." This report has been criticized for being subject to "wishful thinking and special pleading, and a evidence-approach is recommended that will address net-neutrality, anti-copying technology, preventing unauthorized reuse, establishing a rights society and making ISPs the enforcers.

More information at:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/feb/10/cory-doctorow-digital-britain 

 

Update on Digital Britain Report

The interim Digital Britain Report released last month called for basically "a new rights agency to clear copyrights for online distribution; a national anti-copying scheme to reduce online infringement; recruiting ISPs to act as judge and executioner on their customers, making British internet connections liable to interference and disconnection on the basis of unsubstantiated copyright infringement claims; and a scheme to prevent unlawful remixing and other creative uses." This report has been criticized for being subject to "wishful thinking and special pleading, and a evidence-approach is recommended that will address net-neutrality, anti-copying technology, preventing unauthorized reuse, establishing a rights society and making ISPs the enforcers.

More information at:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/feb/10/cory-doctorow-digital-britain 

 

 

FEBRUARY NEWS UPDATES

FEBRUARY NEWS UPDATES

The European Commission will launch a new legislative initiative on e-commerce and also consultation on 26 February to identify shortcomings in the existing e-commerce rules. Internet service providers ISPs may be assumed a monitoring role. This move by the EC is to address the vagueness of the current directive in the management of online copyright protection, which prompts different interpretations by national courts.

More information at :

http://www.euractiv.com/en/infosociety/new-eu-battle-copyright-rules-sight/article-178993 and http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/copyright/management/management_en.htm



The transition from analog to high-definition digital television has proven to be actually a cumbersome burden, especially for elder and low-income viewers who still use set-top rabbit ears or rooftop antennas.

More information at :

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/29/arts/television/29ears.html?_r=1

 


YouTube and the William Morris Agency, the Hollywood talent agency, are close to signing a deal that would potentially see a host of A-list celebrities staring in officially sanctioned videos. The deal would reflect how distribution models are evolving on the Internet and also bolster YouTube as the next-generation entertainment source.

More information at :

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/29/business/media/29youtube.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

 


Cryptography Research announced a license agreement with Broadcom Corporation for CryptoFirewall™ security technology, which will be used for future integration into the multimedia system-on-a-chip (SoC) set-top box chips. CryptoFirewall™ is a self-contained hardware security core designed to protect cryptographic keys and computations in a chip from attack even if surrounding components are compromised.

More information at :

http://www.design-reuse.com/news/19979/cryptography-research-cryptofirewall.html

          

The World Trade Organization issued its decision in the case brought by the United States against China for intellectual property rights violations, and recommended that China alters its copyright law and customs measures to be obliged with the WTO Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement. The Chairman and CEO of the Motion Pictures Association of America, Inc., Dan Glickman, said that the decision is welcome news for creators as the WTO agreed with the United States that all works must have copyright protection. He also said that the MPAA would continue to collaborate with the Chinese government to address the rampant piracy issues in this country.

More information at :

http://www.businessofcinema.com/news.php?newsid=11702

 


A Wall Street report stated that Hollywood studios must learn to use the Internet the way the Chinese do or risk losing the war against movie piracy, as the traditional media models are clearly ill-suited in an environment rigged with piracy. The report suggested a different approach such as viewing China as a test lab for new media/business models instead of simply trying to enforce Western copyrights. Cyberspace is recommended as the focus of distribution.

More information at :

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i9df355e84da724cae5aebca3dcc8de5b

 

Mac users now can enjoy "plug and play" convenience with the availability of the InFocus DisplayLinkTM support for Mac, a display driver that allows Intel-based Apple computers to transmit audio and video content over a standard USB connection for instant set up with DisplayLinkTM enabled InFocus projectors.

More information at :

http://www.cnbc.com/id/28888951

 

Verimatrix highlights the flexibility and reach of VCAS Content Security at CSTB 2009

More information at :

http://www.verimatrix.com/newsevents/press_releasedetail.php?pressrelease_id=154

 

 


Jungo Ltd., an NDS Group company and a provider of broadband home value-added service solutions and Partner Communications,an Israeli mobile telecoms operator reached an agreement that would intergrate Jungo's OpenRGTM residential gateway software into Partner's new SmartBoxTM home gateway. The software will provide different capabilities and a platform for launching new value-added services.

More information at :

http://www.nds.com/press_releases/Jungo_PartnerCommunications_260109.html

California-based Mobile Messenger, a mobile content seller who relies on online ads to get users to sign up for its content services agreed to pay Florida's Attorney General $1 million to avoid charges that its online offers violated consumer protection laws. The ads were accused of being inconspicuous and misleading, as was the same case with the terms of purchase.

More information at :

http://www.clickz.com/3632501