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ERGA adopts report on Protection of Minors standard

On 9th March 2017, the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services has adopted its new report on the Protection of Minors. If you haven't read it yet: This is a very analytical piece on current approaches in audiovisual youth protection, giving a thorough state of the art overview on practical functionalities and features when it comes to online labelling, technical measures and current trends. Many of the insights correspond with the insights of the MIRACLE eco-system report. Moreover, MIRACLE itself gets featured extensively (cf. pp. 68-70). Download it while it's hot! ERGA (2017), Protection of Minors in the Audiovisual Media Services: Trends & Practices (ERGA ...

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MIRACLE pilot is officially over – we are not standard

  At 31st July 2016, the MIRACLE pilot project co-funded by the European Union, has officially come to an end. We, the MIRACLE consortium partners, had very busy, highly interesting and fruitful 30 months, where we particularly achieved to show that machine-readable and interoperable age ratings are not a figment of the future, but can be implemented in a very feasible and economic manner. Plus, they show a great amount of added value for all stakeholders along the value chain of the current value web. Starting from this insight, it's no big surprise that we as a project consortium agreed on continuing our work on the MIRACLE specification and its advantages in practice. For this to happen, we have formed MIRACLE's Sustainability Working ...

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Stay tuned for website labelling plugins – for all big CMS platforms standard

A major disadvantage of labelling your website with age.xml / miracle.xml is the fact that there are no plugins that enables webmasters to easily self-classify their pages and attach an electronic label to their site. The MIRACLE project has identified this as a very practical hurdle in spreading the MIRACLE idea and therefore has developed plugins for all major content management systems: Wordpress Joomla TYPO3 Drupal Magento Shopware With each of these plugins, users of the respective CMS framework can now easily self-label their website according to MIRACLE / age.xml. We are currently testing the plugins against our technical specifications and will publish them once we're sure they work without any glitches. Stay tuned! Singe page self-labelling in Wordpress   Site-wide self-labelling in ...

Continue Reading Everything you need to know to label your website standard

age.xml is a specification for website labels that is heavily intertwined with MIRACLE: The MIRACLE eco system report mentions age.xml-labels a best practice when it comes to classify your website specifically for parental control software. MIRACLE and age.xml share the same custom http headers for optimal interoperability, plus age.xml offers a way to reference a full MIRACLE dataset. Since 1st February 2016 JusProg, a partner of the MIRACLE consortium and the initiative behind age.xml, offers everything you need to know to label your website on Here's an overview of the information and services provides: One age.xml for your web Your entire web has the same type of content (and one age rating)? Then you only need to upload one short age.xml file and you’re done. It ...

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League of Labels hackathon: Meet the apps! standard

You've probably read the report from the MIRACLE hackathon "League of Labels" in October (Report Day 1, Report Day 2). We've arranged a comprehensible overview on the demos and prototypes that have been developed during this marvelous event. Find out all about apps and services that first saw the light of day during the League of Labels hackathon here: As you will see, interoperable age classification data can have an added value once implemented at several sources, making it easy to create cross-media, cross-border apps and services that run on basis of such data. We are currently in the process of matchmaking between the demo developer teams and potentially interested third parties to explore opportunities for extending the prototypes to real marketable apps or ...

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New report: Electronic age labels ecosystem standard

The MIRACLE project is a technical pilot project aiming at making age classifications technically interoperable, regardless of their originating classification schemes. During the first 18 months of the project, the MIRACLE partners gained a lot of insight in the current practices of age classifications, electronic age labels and approaches to online labelling. As these are important context factors for the project and its task, we have authored a full-fledged report on MIRACLE's ecosystem. "Electronic age labels ecosystem": Report on practices of data transfers and web labelling in the field of age classification data (pdf) Disclaimer: Please be advised that this is a draft until the acceptance of the EC. Moreover, the content of this report does not reflect the official opinion of the European Union. ...

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