It seems that every day there is a new article or new platform claiming the blockchain will revolutionize the music industry. There are at least 20 companies developing ways to write write music metadata into the blockchain. The Open Music Initiative has brought together over 120 companies trying to find new solutions to the current […]
If you have been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I have been involved in the design and launch of a new open-source DRM scheme for e-books called Readium LCP (Licensed Content Protection). The formal launch of Readium LCP is expected to take place by the end of this year. As I’ve explained, […]
Last time, I discussed the need to automate and standardize rights and royalty transaction processing in today’s music market. At the heart of that market is streaming plays on on-demand services. As the latest RIAA revenue figures have shown, on-demand streaming is now the second-largest source of recorded music industry revenue and should overtake downloads […]
In a recent exchange in the comments to an article in Nate Hoffelder’s The Digital Reader blog, I mentioned Readium Licensed Content Protection (Readium LCP), the standard DRM scheme for EPUB-formatted e-books that I’ve been working on for the past couple of years. I gave a talk on Readium LCP a couple of weeks ago at the EPUB Summit […]
Lately I’ve been hearing about blockchain-related solutions to copyright problems on practically a weekly basis. Perhaps this was inevitable, given the massive amounts of activity and hype surrounding blockchain technology, and the realization that it has applications well beyond cryptocurrency (and I’m sure others have been observing this same phenomenon in different industries at different times). But […]
A white paper covering the emerging world of MPEG DASH adaptive streaming, HTML5 technologies for cross-platform app development, and a DRM market that will continue to be fragmented for some time to come. Plus a workshop at NAB on April 14 to discuss these issues with industry experts.
A public meeting in Washington to gather input about the use of content identifiers and content identification technology in copyright licensing automation. Too bad it’s in less than three weeks.