Alan Beaufour, long time Mozilla developer, announced today that he is working in a new project started by the creators of infamous KaZaa and beloved Skype: the Venice Project, aÂ 10-month old venture that aims “to revolutionize how you watch TV”. Using peer-to-peer (P2P) techniques it will enable user to “watch [TV] where and when you want to, and see TV that actually interests you.” It will be “provided by content owners directly, and it’s all protected with the highest standard of encryption and we are working within the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) framework to ensure that it complies with appropriate content protection and ownership regulations.”, reads a post in the project’s official blog.
The Venice Project will be based on Mozilla technologies including the forthcoming XULRunner, Mozilla’s distributable component that provides a foundation for easy application development.
Sounds like pure fun. You may want to sign up for its beta program to get your hands on it early,