Google's development of their mobile phone platform, Android,
offers another opportunity to implement an innovative solution to deal
with copyrighted material. Are there any Java developers out there who
would like to help present this solution as part of the Android
Mobile phones are much more than phones these days. They take
pictures, play music, video and games and handle all sorts of content.
Wouldn't it be good if this new mobile could work with any content
without restrictive DRM yet still protect the rights of the content
producers and fairly reward their efforts while allowing users to
share and interact with these digital products?
If the Rights Office system was implemented on Android these could
be some of the facilities available:
- Instant access to your library of music, videos, etc.
- Unrestricted sharing of content with other mobile users nearby but
in an environment that encourages respect of copyright and the reward
of creative input.
- Content you enter to the system (maybe a video you take on your
phone) is automatically registered with you as the rights holder in
case a commercial user is interested in it in the future.
- Instant information on where you can get new content and purchasing
- The opportunity to take part in advanced marketing schemes that give
users the content they want and still produce revenue for the authors.
- Users can legally transform digital works to produce vibrant,
dynamic, social interactions.
Think this is all pie-in-the-sky? I think it can be done. Please join
the discussion to find out more.