Korea to Introduce Digital Content Identification Standard

As usual, South Korea is much ahead of any other country in digital media technolgies: it will push for a unified standard to identify digital content in a bid to promote e-commerce and maximize the country’s broadband infrastructure. The country plans to activate URN, or uniform resource names. Unlike URL (uniform resource locators) for the Internet access, URN attaches barcode-like identification code on each digital content, setting the stage for a full-fledged commercial distribution of paid content.