Saturday, April 07, 2007
New site and blog: contentlabel.org
ICRA has provided a link to a new site Contentlabel.org that will promote further industry standardization of content labeling. The standardization will be based on the W3C semantic web with the Resource Descriptor Framework, here.
The effort would appear to lead to industry standards for operating systems, browsers, and webmasters for properly labeling content so that parents and schools can parse content properly for different levels of maturity of minors. There would be special requirements for patently "adult" websites. Remember in the COPA trial, there was a lot of discussion of what the concept of "harmful to minors" could mean, and there was a fear that it could be much broader than this.
The new contentlabel site has a blog and message boards. I'll have more about this later.