Launch of videorooter.eu: strengthen and map the video commons

Today we launched our new website videorooter.eu. Kennisland and Commons Machinery have partnered up to strengthen a specific aspect of the digital commons: video. In Videorooter, we will map the video commons by publishing an index. We will then fingerprint the videos which will be registered in a whitelist.


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16 maart 2016

Today we launched our new website videorooter.eu++VideorooterSee also our project page.. Kennisland and Commons Machinery have partnered up in Videorooter to strengthen a specific aspect of the digital commons: video. The video commons encompasses all videos that can be freely used, which means all videos shared under open licenses such as Creative Commons licenses or in the public domain. In Videorooter, we will map the video commons by publishing an index. We will then fingerprint the videos which will be registered in a whitelist.

Mapping the Commons

Openly licensed videos can be found on many platforms including YouTube, Vimeo, the Internet Archive. In total we believe there are around 19 million videos++19 million videosAccording to Creative Commons’ State of the Commons 2015. in the video commons.

However, currently there is no comprehensive map of the video commons.Currently there is no comprehensive map of the video commons. For example, we don’t know how many of these videos are duplicates published across multiple platforms. In general, we don’t know whether videos are substantially shared and reused across the Internet. With Videorooter we map the video commons to provide insight in this field of media. We do this by publishing an index with (metadata) information about the video (such as title, maker and license) of all freely reusable videos. This index will be available at our website videorooter.eu halfway 2016.

Fingerprinting Video

After we have created an index, Videorooter fingerprints these files. By fingerprinting we mean that we algorithmically assign a code (hash) to each video. Based on this, we publish a whitelist of openly licensed videos. The whitelist can help you retrieve provenance information++Provenance informationProvenance information is data about the origin of the video. (such as the name of the author, the license and its use on platforms) about any video in the video commons.

Thus far, there are several proprietary systemsWe make our algorithm and technology available as open source and will work on developing clear and reliable open standards for video fingerprinting. developed for identifying videos (the most famous one is YouTube’s Content ID++Identifying videosRead this blog post for more information.), however, there is no index of open fingerprinting technology or ways to openly share your video fingerprints. We make our algorithm and technology available as open source and will work on developing clear and reliable open standards for video fingerprinting. We aim to not only make the fingerprints available but to introduce a standard that allows multiple fingerprints from multiple algorithms to be stored and shared together.

To develop a strong algorithm and set open standards that are supported by a larger audience, we invite you to think with us to improve our algorithm and to strengthen the video commons. Visit our developer page or contact our team at hello@videorooter.eu.

Deze tekst heeft een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding-licentie (CC BY) en is gekopieerd van de Kennisland-website. Ga voor de volledige versie met afbeeldingen, streamers en noten naar https://www.kl.nl/nieuws/launch-of-videorooter-eu-strengthen-and-map-the-video-commons/

This text has a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) and has been copied from the Kennisland website. For a full version with images, streamers and notes go to https://www.kl.nl/nieuws/launch-of-videorooter-eu-strengthen-and-map-the-video-commons/