Pics

The Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS) was a specification created by W3C that used metadata to label webpages to help parents and teachers control what children and students can access on the Internet. The W3C Protocol for Web Description Resources project integrates PICS concepts with RDF. PICS was superseded by POWDER, which itself is no longer actively developed. PICS often used a content labeling from the Internet Content Rating Association, which has also been discontinued by the Family Online Safety Institute's board of directors.Internet Explorer 3 was one of the early web browsers to offer support for PICS, released in 1996.
Posts about Pics
  • “Shadow content policing” fears at ICANN 57

    … of their existing contracts on the basis that they dabble too much with content regulation. That’s mainly because new gTLD Registry Agreements all include Public Interest Commitments, which in many cases do actually give ICANN contractual authority over the content of web sites. Content-related PICs are most prominent in “Community” gTLDs. In the PICs…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Content- 11 readers -
  • Big brands condemn “fraudulent” .feedback gTLD in ICANN complaint

    … to the registry, violate trademarks, and have been stuffed with bogus and plagiarized reviews. TLS denies any involvement. MarkMonitor clients Adobe, American Apparel, Best Buy, Facebook, Levi, Pepsi and Verizon are among those that today filed a Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Policy complaint with ICANN. PICDRP is the mechanism third…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 20 readers -
  • Squabbling drug peddlers drag .pharmacy into brand bunfight

    … The .pharmacy new gTLD has been dragged into the ongoing trademark dispute between two pharmaceuticals giants called Merck. Germany-based Merck KGaA has accused the .pharmacy registry of operating an unfair and “secretive” process to resolve competing sunrise period applications. The domain merck.pharmacy was awarded to US rival Merck &…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • Fight as ICANN “backtracks” on piracy policing

    … ICANN has clarified that it will not terminate new gTLD registries that have piracy web sites in their zones, potentially inflaming an ongoing fight between domain companies and intellectual property interests. This week’s ICANN 56 policy meeting in Helsinki saw registries and the Intellectual Property Constituency clash over whether an ICANN…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 readers -