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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 report)

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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 ...

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MIRACLE v2.0 published standard

After implementing the first version of the MIRACLE specification during autumn and winter 2014, the MIRACLE partners had learned a lot about practical challenges and industry needs when it comes to interoperable age classification information. Today the MIRACLE partners have agreed on Version 2.0 of the MIRACLE specification, taking into account the experiences and insights. Please check out the revised version here. Changelog: <label>: New root element to enable more than one dataset within one XML file („feeds“) <scope-title>: New attribute „language“, XSD references external XSD to isolate volatile language code vocabulary (isolangcodes.xsd); introduction of new non-mandatory attribute for <scope-title> that uses two-letter language code to state what language the title is in; ISO 639-1 language codes <scope-url>: Reference to RFC4592, extended best ...

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League of Labels – MIRACLE hackathon open for registration standard

One aspect of the MIRACLE project is to show potential added value of interoperable classification data. Of course, we have some ideas what could be done with it, but as all consortium members stem from the background of age classification and online child safety we might be blind for additional innovative apps and services based on age classification data made available and processable by MIRACLE. From today on registration is open for MIRACLE’s 48-hour hackathon in Brussel with a prizepool of EUR 5,000: League of Labels, taking place on 19th and 20th October 2015 in Brussel’s Prague House. Designers, coders, idea generators, engineers – they all are invited to make life easier for content providers by making MIRACLE’s common data ...

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Save the date: MIRACLE hackathon “League of Labels” on 19/20 Oct standard

Remember when you tried to convince your parents to buy you the coolest PEGI 18 video game, being only 14 years old? Well age ratings were there for a reason. And now that we can access any content we want online, it’s important to digitalize age labels and to make them interoperable – across different types of media, across platforms and devices and across the existing classification schemes. Join League of Labels hackathon in Brussels, on October 19-20th: 2 days to create new apps, services or plugins using interoperable age classification data and age ratings APIs. Discover the MIRACLE project and seize the opportunity to streamline future electronic classification information! Implement in creative ways this new data model to harmonize age rating information across countries, media ...

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First glance at MIRACLE alpha demos standard

On 21st Jan 2015 the first presentation of MIRACLE-compatible APIs and services took place during an internal project meeting of all MIRACLE partners. While there is still a long way to go to finally have interoperable schemes, labels and interfaces, the project team already felt the significance of this first step: This has been the first day in history to actually get technically interoperable age classification data stemming from four different classification schemes and contexts. During the upcoming weeks, the alpha demos will become beta (and better) ones. Stay in touch with the MIRACLE project as we plan to provide public access to all APIs and frontend to have everyone play around with the services and the data provided.

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