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posted by mattie_p on Tuesday February 18 2014, @02:30AM   Printer-friendly
from the if-you-can't-beat-'em dept.

An anonymous coward writes:

"In March, 2013 Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, proposed adopting DRM into the HTML standard, under the name Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). Writing in October 2013, he said that "none of us as users like certain forms of content protection such as DRM at all," but cites the argument that "if content protection of some kind has to be used for videos, it is better for it to be discussed in the open at W3C" as a reason for considering the inclusion of DRM in HTML.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has objected, saying in May of last year that the plan 'defines a new "black box" for the entertainment industry, fenced off from control by the browser and end-user'. Later, they pointed out that if DRM is OK for video content, that same principle would open the door to font, web applications, and other data being locked away from users.

public-restrictedmedia, the mailing list where the issue is being debated, has seen discussion about forking HTML and establishing a new standard outside of the W3C."

 
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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 18 2014, @02:40AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 18 2014, @02:40AM (#1305)

    ehhhhhhh

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by mattie_p on Tuesday February 18 2014, @02:45AM

    by mattie_p (13) on Tuesday February 18 2014, @02:45AM (#1308) Journal

    Thanks, I've fixed it now. I appreciate the feedback!

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by similar_name on Tuesday February 18 2014, @03:27AM

      by similar_name (71) on Tuesday February 18 2014, @03:27AM (#1354)

      Posting from lynx

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 18 2014, @03:40AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 18 2014, @03:40AM (#1363)

        Pfft, some of us use Mosaic still ..

      • (Score: 1) by mrclisdue on Tuesday February 18 2014, @06:45AM

        by mrclisdue (680) on Tuesday February 18 2014, @06:45AM (#1449)

        Posting from lynx

        And I'm reading your lynx post in Firefox! How nifty is this peoplefood sight? Truly cross-platform and everything! Chuck Feta, dude; and the slashcode is extended another week, or something like that.

        cheers,