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[kGen] RE: Coral interop and Creative Commons @LSE 16th/17th Oct
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- Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 13:54:20 +0100
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With reference to the post re Coral ,while interoperability has to be
applauded in principle, we once again see a PART of the industry making an
initiative, and for sure there will be other groupings who will not join
this group at any price.
It's the same fragmentation in virtually any global market eg Oil, which is
the one I understand reasonably well.
The following was written a couple of years ago, and is relevant to any and
all markets IMHO.
It also combines lessons re the broadcast of data I learned from time at
Enfocast - which I believe had a unique synthesis of broadcasting IP
digitally combined with an internet back-channel - and which is still out
there (n'est-ce pas William?) waiting for the right opportunity?
The governance of the Coral Interop is as one might expect. ie the
promoters have all the power, and everyone else none.
It's a classic example of the internet global market paradox: if the
platform is neutral (in terms of stakeholders) - then it's not "liquid" (ie
used!); and if it's liquid - it's not neutral. It is that paradox that
Kendra is trying to address, but suffers from the neutral but not liquid
On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th the "Creative Commons" is being addressed
in a series of workshops and seminars at Clement House, LSE: we will - all
being well- have Richard Stallman contributing from Australia (and maybe
Larry Lessig too from the US) if we can solve the logistical problems. We
hope to webcast these contributions and some of the proceedinngs as well.
Ian, Mark Taylor, Philip Haynes, William etc a bit of help in terms of
resource would certainly be of assistance even if it's only people helping
in their free time.
I am putting forward for discussion what I call the "Dot Market" model
outlined in the above article- essentially a new ("Dot music"; "Dot video";
Dot Software even) take on synthesising a "commonly owned " semi-public (ie
open to any who sign up to the partnership agreement/licence) form of DNS.
This is achieved through "wrapping" the DNS with a licensing protocol
embedded in a "partnership agreement" between a loose co-operative of
service/platform providers; music IP providers and music IP/users.
Neither "Open" nor "closed"/proprietary as we know it, but a simple
synthesis and I believe"free" in terms of accessibility as RMS advocates, I
think. At the heart of the "domain" are the concepts of the "shared
transaction registry" and the "shared title registry" - and of course it
follows that integral to the transaction registry is what we think of as a
"billing system" - where billing may be not just in money=$ but in "money's
worth" = time/services denominated in a suitable value unit.
It would also be possible for the IP to be held in trust by a foundation and
for system users to make donations or revenue shares to be collected by the
billing system on behalf of the Foundation.
ie "Free Music Foundation; Free Video Foundation" and so on. Decision making
software such as Mikael's could then be used for people to decide what Free
music/video/software projects should be supported. A bit like the "Wellcome
Foundation" in the pharma field only without the hierarchy/bureaucracy etc
Hope this all makes sense.
From: "HAY, Ian" <ian.hay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [kGen] Re: Team Meeting Wednesday 6th October...
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 15:58:21 +0100
Has anyone else checked out Coral ??
Coral's founding members include:
Intertrust Technologies Corporation
Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.
>From the Home page:
" Coral's goal is to create a common technology framework for content,
device, and service providers, regardless of the DRM technologies they use.
This open technology framework will enable a simple and consistent digital
entertainment experience for consumers. "
Another effort to add to the list / talk to / join .....
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