torsdag 30. mai 2013

Protesterer mot DRM i HTML

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) arbeider med å innlemme spesifikasjoner for rettighetsstyring som en del av HTML

Kopisperre og adgang til å begrense bruk av digitalt innhold, er et krav rettighetshavere stiller for å tilby innhold. Ingenting i dagens webstandarder gir slik støtte. Slik bør det fortsette å være, mener kritikerne. Personvernorganisasjonen Electronic Frontier Foundation (EEF) har nå levert en formell protest mot standardorganets forslag. Der fremgår det at de frykter at DRM i HTML vil være ødeleggende for weben ved å hindre innovasjon og dessuten «blokkere tilgang til innhold for folk over hele verden».


Bridging Book

Flott bruk av nettbrettets magnetometer:

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lørdag 4. mai 2013

Make 3D model from pictures

Everybody can now make pictures in 3D, with a regular photo camera and the free ARC 3D website. You only have to take a number of pictures from an object from different angles, load it onto the website and you will be notified when you can pick up the 3D model from the ARC 3D ftp-site. The free MeshLab software provides professional tools to enable you to view, refine and enhance your 3D model.'

The Rise of the Multimedia Authoring Platform

As described to PW by 10 companies offering a variety of platforms for producing multimedia-enhanced e-books of all kinds, digital publishing is about creating “enriched” e-books and mobile applications that, in the most basic terms, integrate text into a content ecosystem of audio, video, image, animation, 3-D models, and the like. Of most importance is the fact that these companies are making it easier and more cost-effective for publishers to produce multimedia book projects and distribute them quickly across the full range of digital retail marketplaces, including Apple’s iBookstore and App Store, Google Play, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

To make sense of where the e-book industry is heading, PW checked in with a range of firms, including Apple, Aquafadas, Atavist, Bibliolabs, Gutenberg Technology, Hurix Systems, Inkling, The Shadow Gang, Skyreader Media, Vook, and YUDU. While these aren’t the only firms offering multimedia authoring tools, their technologies are among those driving the production of many of the interactive e-books and mobile applications in the digital marketplace.

Skyreader Studio Authoring Tool

Skyreader’s new proprietary self-publishing platform is the industry’s first authoring tool focused on creating fully immersive interactive eBooks and supports all major eBook devices and formats.

Currently in beta, Skyreader Studio is expected to fully launch in Q2 2013.

Skyreader’s new platform is the first to offer a complete set of the self-publishing tools needed to create fully interactive and engaging content normally only achievable through expensive custom programming.Skyreader 

Atavist - Where Stories Begin

When you are thinking digital- and mobile-first publishing, Creatavist is the platform for realizing your vision. We are writers, editors, filmmakers, and digital creatives like you, and we’ve built this software to expand the limits of storytelling.

Creatavist lets you assemble your work around any media you choose—text, audio, video, animation, interactive elements, and more. Whether you are creating a single multimedia story, full-length ebooks, promotional materials, a mobile-ready magazine issue, or any other flavor of digital publishing, you can jump in and start building your work simply and immediately.