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posted by takyon on Saturday July 08 2017, @11:20AM   Printer-friendly
from the implementation-is-voluntary dept.

Tim Berners-Lee approved Web DRM yesterday, but W3C member organizations have two weeks to appeal. This was the controversial Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) standard for the WWW known as Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). The last opportunity to stop EME is an appeal by the Advisory Committee of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). An appeal would then trigger a vote from the whole Committee to make a final decision to ratify or reject EME. As an added difficulty Tim Berners-Lee heads the Advisory Committee.

Also at Techdirt and EFF. W3C's "Disposition of Comments for Encrypted Media Extensions and Director's decision".

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Geezer on Saturday July 08 2017, @12:16PM

    by Geezer (511) on Saturday July 08 2017, @12:16PM (#536502)

    The cynical pessimist in me has been expecting WebDRM or something like it to eventually be approved, so I guess Ill be setting up an old server with a decent video card as a stand-alone with no wireless enabled. Use only a "dumb" TV and legacy speaker system (no "smart" features) and just use the web for streaming.

    I have about 2TB of music and video that I have no wish to see locked/reported/deleted by shitware from that cocksucking sellout TBL.

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