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Turin Press Release





Turin press release



Turin, Italy, 16 July 2008 – The nineteenth General Assembly (GA19) of the international Digital Media Project (DMP), hosted by, has successfully concluded its activities today approving the submission in response to the Call for Proposals on MPEG eXtensible Middleware (MXM). The submission, made by a number of experts that include non-DMP members, is largely based on the Chillout® reference implementation, released as Open Source Software under the Mozilla Public Licence V.1.1, of DMP’s Interoperable Digital Rights Management (DRM) Platform version 3.1 (IDP-3.1).


On the same occasion other DMP members have submitted a response to have made a proposal in response to MPEG’s Media Value Chain Ontology (MVCO) Call for Proposals. This improves and extends the proposal submitted to the DMP and modified for incorporation in the IDP.


DMP has finalised the preparation of a major project called “WIM TV trial at Beijing Olympics”. The trial will start on the 25th of July and will offer the opportunity for creators to have their user-generated video content streamed to trial participants using a digital representation of a Creative Commons licence that lets them keep control of their assets.


The next DMP General Assembly (GA17) will be held on 08-10 October 2008 in East Asia. The main goals for the meeting will be to review the result of the WIM TV trial, finalise IDP-3.2 and make a first implementation of the MXM Application Programmable Interface (API) based on Chillout.


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 (MPEG LA, LLC, USA), 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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Leonardo Chiariglione

President, Digital Media Project

Phone: +39 011 935 04 61