The dmin.it Consortium was established in Milano to “promote the creation of standards and technology infrastructures underpinning the market of digital goods and of related support services, and to contribute to the system’standardisation and governance”
The 26th DMP meeting and the P21-2 workshop were cancelled because of the activity of the Eyjafjöll volcano
The 25th General Assembly has
- Approved IDP-3.3
- Offered to coordinate responses to the MPEG Call for Proposals on Advanced IPTV Terminal (AIT) and produced a first overview
- Kicked off the P21-2 project producing
Leonardo’s statement to a reporter:
The HADOPI law is an example of a problem that is real but ill-formulated and worse solved. the fact that immaterial goods can be manipulated with greater freedom does not imply that the laws that used to guarantee the property rights of those goods should be cancelled, but only updated to adjust their use to the new freedom.
It iss just ironical that the country that two centuries ago has generated the “Declaration of the rights of Man and Citizen”, source of so many changes to the history of mankind, has become the vanguard of a crusade to suppress those rights in the new society that rightly expects to enjoy the new rights made possible by the new freedom.
The problem with HADOPI is that not only will the objective not be reached, but the basis of society will be damaged. The very economic interests that the law purports to support will be damaged. The enjoyment of the new freedom will be prevented,
all this to preserve obsolete business models.
Some think that engineers are needed to undo the confusion created by others. As an engineer I note that the current use of the term “broadband” is most confusing. Depending on countries, people, context, it can mean anything from 2 Mbit/s asymmetric to 100 Mbit/s symmetric access.
The low end of “broadband” can be obtained with a judicious use of existing infrastructure, but various degrees of new infrastructure is required for the high end.
Is it too much to ask you what kind of “broadband” you have in mind before you ask me whether I am pro or con investment in “broaband”?
The 90th MPEG meeting in Xi’an attended by 300+ experts. Remarkable achievements are
- A set of documents on Advanced IPTV Terminal
- Approval of MPEG-V FCD
- Approval of Video Signature Tools FPDAM
- Planning for a second MPEG Media Transport workshop in Kyoto
- Publication of the Draft Call for Proposals on High Performance Video Coding
- Start of a new MPEG-U part on Advanced User Interaction Interface
Read the Xi’an MPEG press release
The 23rd DMP meeting has approved the Open Media Marketplace (OMM) project. Look at the first set of documents
Rationale for and objectives of the Open Media Marketplace project
Primitive Services for the Open Media Marketplace
Primitive Functions for the Open Media Marketplace
Terminology of the Open Media Marketplace
Use Cases and Requirements of the Open Media Marketplace
The Ad hoc group on Advanced IPTV Terminal (AIT) has achieved very significant results, as can be seen from the output documents. Please note that these documents have not been approved by MPEG yet.
|AHG AIT||Actors in AIT payment/cashing protocols||M16837|
|AHG AIT||Context and Objectives for Advanced IPTV Terminal (AIT)||M16838|
|AHG AIT||Requirements and candidate technologies for Advanced IPTV Terminal (AIT)||M16839|
|AHG AIT||Terminology for Advanced IPTV Terminal (AIT)||M16840|