Category Standards

Withholding Ads from Illegal Download Sites

Technical standards for information about online ads would help companies avoid advertising on sites dedicated to illegal downloads.

Reducing Complexity of Multiscreen Video Services with PlayReady and MPEG-DASH

BuyDRM and Fraunhofer IIS show how it can be done.

UK IPO Publishes Digital Copyright Hub Report

A new report commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office describes existing efforts to solve the problems of online rights licensing but doesn’t go far enough in pointing to overall solutions.

The IDPF’s Lightweight Content Protection Standard for E-books

A response to the current realities of the digital publishing market; an attempt to help avoid undesirable outcomes for everyone in the value chain.

Creative Commons for Music: What’s the Point?

For most purposes, Creative Commons is like a burglar alarm sign on your lawn without the actual alarm system.

UltraViolet Gets Two Lifelines

UltraViolet lands as a digital video retailer for at least one movie studio’s content; also, a way to make your DVD and Blu-ray movies cloud-accessible.

The Future of Music: From Blanket Licensing to Registries

At the Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit, discussions of copyright arcana, including the rising importance of global music rights registries.

DECE Releases Spec… But It’s a Secret

DECE requires a signed, non-negotiable NDA to look at its newly finalized spec. Also, results of last week’s poll about Apple iTunes Match.

Book Industry Bodies Consider DRM… Again

BISG and IDPF contemplate book industry-level action on DRM interoperability.

DECE Announces UltraViolet Roadmap and Usage Rules

DECE announces its roadmap and its content usage rules at CES.