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MPEG-4 DRM getting ready

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 28 Jan 2003 12:49 User comments (1)

MPEG-4, a "new" audio and video standard, developed by the Moving Pictures Expert Group, is getting its final pieces together and standardized. ISMA (Internet Streaming Media Alliance) is planning to standardize MPEG-4 DRM specifications as soon as possible.
Lack of standardized DRM has been sought as the final obstacle in wide-spread use of MPEG-4 in commercial applications such as video-on-demand over TCP/IP networks.

According to ISMA, alliance has had extensive talks with Hollywood studios over the proposed DRM specifications and has hear lots of praises for its open DRM architecture ("open" being in different meaning as in "open source", rather meaning "anyone can license it by coughing up enough money") and overall MPEG-4 standards.

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128.1.2003 20:21

This could be bad. Must they go and jam DRM-tech into everything? If they implement DRM into this new audio-standard (mp4?), maybe people will simply continue to use mp3 or Ogg?

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