Monthly Archives: November 2011

Software giveaway brings Yuletide cheer

A stachue of santa clausYo-ho-ho! ‘Tis the season of goodwill to all men. has over ten grand’s worth of software to give away throughout December

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ DownloadBuyer, the online software store, is to give away £10,000 worth of software for Windows and Mac OS in their ‘Christmas Lucky Dip’ promotion.

Jon Silvera, managing director commented: “ continues to see strong growth. To celebrate, we pulled together a massive prize pot donated from participating vendors and are both proud and excited to pass these on to our customers as a thank you over the Christmas period. So along with many half price offers over Xmas there’ 50/50 chance to pick up a totally free product on top”. Continue reading

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Filed under Content Delivery, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Content Management, Content Syndication, Digital asset management, Digital Media Management (DMM), E-commerce & e-tailing, Media asset management, Media Content, Vendor News, Web Experience Management (WEM)

Global ChokePoint to monitor violations of freedom of expression

English: Logo of the Electronic Frontier Found...New project to monitor worldwide abuses of freedom of expression

New project tracks censorship worldwide, documenting copyright enforcement’s effects on freedom of expression

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ The Electronic Frontier Foundation, in collaboration with over a dozen civil society organizations worldwide, has just launched ‘Global Chokepoints’ at

The global collaboration documents how copyright enforcement is being used to censor online free expression in nations around the world. Continue reading

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Media mashup toolkit proffers content ubiquity

Various Blu-rays at Barnes & Noble, The Shops ...

Disc ripperama - for 'backups' of precious content

BinaryDistribution launches mediAvatar media toolkit

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ BinaryDistribution has just launched its latest version of mediAvatar Media Toolkit Ultimate and Media Toolkit.

According to the company, mediAvatar Media toolkit Ultimate for Windows and Mac OS X based computers is the quintessential toolkit for backing up* DVDs and Blu-rays protecting the original discs from scratches and general wear and tear. Continue reading

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Filed under Asset management, Digital asset management, Digital Media Management (DMM), Digital rights management, Enterprise Content Management, Media asset management, Media Content, Vendor News

Web accessibility course launched for Equality Act compliance

Blind Teaching

Blind people training with IT. Image: cobalt123

Web Accessibility Essentials e-learning course now available for compliance with disability laws


ECM Plus +++ The digital world can be as difficult to navigate as the built environment for disabled people. The Equality Act 2010 means organisations are now legally obliged to ensure that all their IT channels and applications are accessible to disabled people – both internally and externally – who may use a variety of access devices and equipment. Failure to comply is also a criminal offence under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (as amended). Continue reading

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Filed under Accessibility, Web accessibility, Web Content Management, Web Experience Management (WEM), Web Performance Optimization (WPO), Web publishing management

Assets finding safe haven in Britain – report

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Safe as houses: assets bolt for Blighty's bricks

Economic jitters weigh heavy as property market indicators flatter to deceive

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ The latest ‘Property Snapshot’ by real estate analysts Colliers International reveals that the lack of robust property fundamentals continues to be more than offset by international economic and political fear.

According to Colliers, safe haven investment is now flowing into British property, in what it calls ‘a defining market feature.’

Key new findings for the economy, Colliers said that despite a positive Q3 of 2011 GDP outturn, uncertainty and concerns about Britain’s economic prospects, what it calls the ‘Eurozone fallout’ and financial issues continue to restrain capital investment and consumer spending substantially. Continue reading

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People power now funding new businesses


Bank liquidity drought and risk aversion sees ‘crowd’ financing taking up the slack, from Frome to Fontainbleu and beyond

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ A new venture in South West England is blazing a trail in post-meltdown financing for new, small businesses.

The Bicycle Academy, tipped to be fastest “crowd-funded” enterprise in UK is a Frome-based enterprise which builds bicycles to send to people in Africa, and is ready for business thanks to a revolutionary new website backed by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

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Content Warning: Blogspot blog content goes viral

Egypt: Gizeh

Image by Brooklyn Museum via Flickr

According to the blog host company: “The blog that you are about to view may contain content only suitable for adults. In general, Google does not review nor do we endorse the content of this or any blog. For more information about our content policies, please visit the Blogger Terms of Service.”

The content can be read here

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Corporate counsel group hails in-house value of the law

April 30: George Washington becomes the first ...
And Justice For All: Law takes centre stage in corporate value chain

Next phase of the ACC value challenge to focus on In-house counsel successes

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has just launched ‘ACC Value  Champions’ for the next phase of its ‘Value Challenge’ initiative.

According to the association, the new recognition programme will identify, celebrate and publicize successful law department value initiatives and law firm/client collaborations under the banner of the ACC Value Challenge. ACC Value Champions will showcase individuals in departments and law firms who are making a difference for their organizations through creativity and value-based legal management skills. Continue reading

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Filed under Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance), Industry News

StarForce updates audio and video content protection app

The original logo.

Plus ca change: Media copyright issues have been around for years

Updated version for audio/visual content protection and licensing

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ECM Plus +++ StarForce has just released an updated version of FrontLine Audio/Video, the professional software app for protecting audio and video content from unauthorised copying and distribution. Continue reading

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Filed under Content Monetization, Content Protection, Content Security, Data protection, Digital asset management, Digital Media Management (DMM), Digital rights management, Document asset management, Media asset management, Media Content, Vendor News