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London Press Release



London press release

London, United Kingdom, 25 January 2008 – The seventeenth General Assembly (GA17) of the international Digital Media Project (DMP), hosted by Queen Mary University, has successfully concluded its activities today approving a new version of its Interoperable Digital Rights Management (DRM) Platform (IDP-3.1) including the Chillout® reference implementation released as Open Source Software under the Mozilla Public Licence V.1.1.

“It is the right time for users and music aficionados to use this technology to set their rules on their content, self-exploit and monetise their creativity in the multimedia world” said Dr Panos Kudumakis, Research Manager, Centre for Digital Music  (C4DM) at Queen Mary University of London, who explained on the mutual benefits of integrating the DMP/Chillout platform integration with C4DM semantic music technologies enabling, tempo, melody and timbre music search and retrieval (SoundBite), as well as, collaborative music creation, remixing and repurposing (Sonic Visualiser), taking into consideration author’s rights, for the advancement of our creative society and digital economy.

DMP is now offering to its community the “Build and Run Your VAlue Chain” (BRYVAC) platform. This is composed of a set of Chillout-based DMP servers hosted by Peking University in China that can be used to set up and run value chains implementing a broad variety of business models using the powerful IDP-3.1 features. DMP is also working on a major project called “WIM TV trial at Beijing Olympics” that will stream user-generated video content governed by IDP-3.1 technologies. DMP also notes with pleasure that other organisations are increasingly using Chillout for developing applications that significantly test the technology to offer features so far never seen.

During the meeting half a day was set aside to make a presentation of DMP achievements to interested individuals and organisations. The presentations have triggered discussions that are materialising into plans to join efforts with other organisations with goals similar to DMP’s.

The next DMP General Assembly (GA18) will be held on 26-27April 2008 in Lausanne, CH. The main goals for that meeting will be to review progress in all aspects of the WIM TV trial, promote its technologies and solutions to other standards bodies and continue working with other organisations.

The Digital Media Project was chartered as a non-profit organisation on 1 December 2003 in Geneva, Switzerland, continuing the visionary work of the Digital Media Manifesto. Its mission is to promote the successful development, deployment, and use of digital media, while safeguarding the rights of creators and rights holders to exploit their works, the wishes of end users to enjoy fully the benefits of digital media, and the interests of value-chain players providing products and services.

The DMP’s Board of Directors is: Marina Bosi, Leonardo Chiariglione (, Italy), Marc Gauvin (Sociedad Digital de Autores y Editores, Spain), Jinwoo Hong (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea) and Tiejun Huang (Peking University, China).


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