Following the Government’s removal of the contentious Clause 43 or ‘Orphan Works’ clause from the Digital Economy Bill last week, Sarah Saunders reviews the potential impact that an orphan works policy could have on the media industries and calls for a public discussion of these issues, to raise awareness and …Continue reading »
Following a successful lobbying campaign by many professional photographic organisations against Clause 43 last week, the EPUK (Editorial Photographers UK) asks why BAPLA (British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies) were so reluctant to support the removal of the orphan works policy and extended collective licensing from the Digital Economy …Continue reading »
Google have announced that they will open source the VP8 video codec for HTML 5 video, representing another blow to Flash video as the primary format for online video distribution.
“Google will soon make its VP8 video codec open source, we’ve learned from multiple sources. The company is scheduled to …Continue reading »
As reported in Business Week on April 9th, Adobe has been forced to acknowledge the risks to their stock price as a result of Apple’s deliberate legal blocking of Flash content from Apple iPhones and iPads in the latest OS4 release.
“Historically, when we have seen increased competition for any …Continue reading »
Not to be outdone by Autonomy’s latest update to Media Bin 7, Open Text have announced the release of Media Management 7. The update is significant because Open Text have already integrated content analytics technology from Nstein, who they acquired only in February.
Open Text will further …Continue reading »
Autonomy have released updates to Virage MediaBin 7.1 that take advantage of Autonomy’s Meaning Based Computing (MBC) technology. Of particular interest is the inclusion of text indexing of video content which allows users to “search” videos and see a preview of the frame based on a text query:
“The new …Continue reading »
Last night (7th April), clause 43 of the controversial UK Digital Economy Bill (DEB) was voted down – although the wider bill was passed. This aspect of the legislation related to so called ‘orphan works’ a term that refers to copyrighted materials whose owner cannot be identified or traced. Opposition …Continue reading »
- SharePoint Just Happens, or Not…
- When and Where SharePoint Is a Good Fit?
- When and Where SharePoint Is Not Good Fit?
SharePoint …Continue reading »
Henry Stewart have confirmed their line up for the their New York Digital Asset Management conference:
Thursday, 20th May 2010 & Friday, 21st May 2010
Hilton New York, New York
Produced by Henry Stewart Events, DAM NY 2010 highlights all the important issues from the fundamentals of how to get …Continue reading »
On 7th April 2010, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EST), AIIM will host a webinar entitled “Information Preservation: Technologies that Work Today for Tomorrow”. The webinar, which is free to attend, will examine strategies for the preservation of information for long-term use and the technologies that are available to assist …Continue reading »
“Extended Collective Licensing, as enabled by S43 116B of the Digital Economy Bill, is perhaps the least understood aspect of the legislation. ECL …Continue reading »
An outrageous proposal in the UK Digital Economy Bill plans to undermine photographic copyright in the United Kingdom, it was revealed recently by the pressure group, Stop43.org.uk. Clause 43 of the proposed bill outlines plans to allow the use of photographs without the copyright owner’s knowledge or consent if …Continue reading »