The 0xdb is a film database which collects metadata, provides citations, analyzes and contextualizes different types of media, and makes both the information it gathers and the tools it employs available for personal, non-commercial use.

It uses a variety of publicly accessible resources, like search engines and file-sharing networks, to automatically collect information about, and actual images and sounds from, a rapidly growing number of movies. There are many great online databases, Wikipedia, the All Media Guide or the IMDb, that make this data available. Oxdb automatically retrieves information from various of these sources.

0xdb is being developed and maintained as part of a project named The Oil of the 21st Century, which aims at a both practical and theoretical deconstruction of current concepts of Intellectual Property. The source code of the project will be published under the GPL.

More questions and answers can be found in the FAQ.

Posted on: Monday, January 28, 2008 by: in category: Annotation tools, Copyrights and licenses, Media archives