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Daejeon Press Release




Daejeon Press Release

Daejeon, Republic of Korea, 10 October 2008 – The twentieth General Assembly (GA20) of the international Digital Media Project (DMP), hosted by ETRI, has successfully concluded its activities today appointing the National Information Agency of the Republic of Korea as the DMP Content Registration Authority. This is the third major milestone in the 5-years of DMP existence and follows the Interoperable Digital Rights Management (DRM) Platform specification, first released in April 2005, and its Chillout® reference implementation, first released in July 2007 as Open Source Software under the Mozilla Public Licence V.1.1.

Companies and organisation interested in becoming DMP Content Registration Agencies will now be able to apply to the Authority and be granted the right to issue identifiers to DMP content and offer a low entry cost service to those wishing to uniquely and persistently identify their content. This service is particularly useful for lightweight content management and protection.

Other major results of GA20 are: members' approval of version 3.2 of the IDP; the assignment of  rights to ISO to use Chillout® to develop the reference software of the MPEG eXtensible Middleware (MXM), following the acceptance by MPEG of the response to the MXM Call for Proposals made by a number of DMP members; the assessment of the results of the “WIM TV trial at Beijing Olympics”; and the initiation of a new project on extending the IDP by combining e-commerce solutions.

The next DMP General Assembly (GA21) will be held on 30-31 January 2009 in Lausanne. The main goals for the meeting will be to review the responses to the DMP Device Certification Authority and progress the IDP extension work in addition to the regular activities on Chillout® and WIM TV.

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 (Stanford University, 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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