The Digital Media Project

 

Source

Craig Schultz

Title

TRU #27 to make prohibited content inaccessible

No.

040115schultz03

 

Name:

Craig Schultz

Affiliation/additional information:

Multimedia Architectures

Date submitted:

2004/01/15

 

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Criteria

Description

1.

Name of TRU

TRU to make prohibited content inaccessible

2.

Summary description of TRU

The ability to identify content not meeting standards of acceptance in a given region/local and to disable its distribution and/or access.

3.

Use records of TRU

Full nudity in videos or graphic images are illegal to own or even access in some countries.  In virtually all regions, some content, audio and video is deemed too offensive or racially and/or socially damaging to be allowed for distribution.

4.

Nature of TRU

Although it is desirable to provide the freedom to create, distribute and consume any kind of content with no restrictions whatsoever, the reality is that some of what people create is not helpful to improving society but instead, can be detrimental.

5.

Benefits of TRU

Governments, and the people they represent, have some control over content that may be counter to maintaining peace and prosperity in their given regions.

6.

Possible digital support

Government participation in rating content and determining acceptability and providing means for access devices to determine acceptable content in the region in which they make digital media accessible.

7.

Requirements

The ability to determine applicable mandated restrictions in a given region.

8. References