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London Press Release





More WIMTV services sprouting



London, UK, 27 June 2009 – The twenty-third General Assembly (GA23) of the international Digital Media Project (DMP), has successfully concluded its activities today with a range of results. The first is the news of two new WIMTV web site at www.wimtv.che and that follow the started one year ago at the time of the Beijing Olympics. The basic idea of WIMTV is to enable creators to release their works with an associated machine-readable licence, so that people getting hold of such a “governed content item” know what to do with them: how to “consume” them if they act as end users or how to “do business” with them if they act as intermediaries.


GA23 has started the development of a new version (3.3) of its Interoperable DRM Platform. This will integrate new technologies, particularly the MPEG extensible Middleware (MXM) that DMP has been instrumental in promoting.


GA22 has also produced working draft 1.0 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 (GA24) will be held on 24-25 October 2009 in Xian. The main goals for the meeting will be to progress the IDP-3.3 working draft, the OMM specification and the design of a network of WIM TV sites.


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 (SmartRM, USA), 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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Further inquiries, please contact:

Leonardo Chiariglione

President, Digital Media Project

Phone: +39 011 935 04 61