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Maui Press Release



DMP begins a second 5-year term

Maui, HI, USA, 25 April 2009 – The twenty-second General Assembly (GA22) of the international Digital Media Project (DMP), has successfully concluded its activities today marking the beginning of its second 5-year term. The first DMP term has been very productive with the development of the Interoperable Digital Rights Management (DRM) Platform specification, currently at version 3.2, its Chillout® reference implementation, released as Open Source Software under the Mozilla Public Licence V.1.1, major experimental set up of DMP value chains such as the Web, IP and Mobile TV (WIM TV), first deployed during the Beijing Olympics, channelled a significant number of its results to international standardisation, such as Rights Expression Language profiles, Media Streaming Application Format (MSAF), of which WIM TV is an implementation, and major parts of the IDP.

GA22 has noted that more deployments of WIM TV are under way. The first is in Lausanne, Switzerland, to be deployed on the occasion of a major international event in July. Another development will be in Turin, Italy. DMP sees the development of a global interconnected network of WIM TV sites as a major development in the next few months.

GA22 has also produced a preliminary working draft of the “Open Media Marketplace” (OMM). The goal of the OMM is to provide technical specifications and a reference implementation of a truly open digital media marketplace where users can easily design and configure the business role they intend to play.

The next DMP General Assembly (GA23) will be held on 26-27 June 2009 in London. The main goals for the meeting will be to progress the OMM specification, the design of a network of WIM TV sites and the review of the MPEG eXtensible Middleware (MXM) working draft to which DMP contributes its Chillout code.

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 Directors are: Marina Bosi (Stanford University, USA), Leonardo Chiariglione (, Italy), Touradj Ebrahimi (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland), 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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