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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: 5, Insightful) by Jeremiah Cornelius on Saturday July 08 2017, @02:42PM (3 children)

    by Jeremiah Cornelius (2785) on Saturday July 08 2017, @02:42PM (#536541) Journal

    But why the FUCK is he the Autocrat of Browserstan?

    If there's a body that supposedly functions, the W3C, why hasn't he been "Vint Cerf'ed" into obscure board-director status?

    Unlike Linus, who manages active function of kernel development, TBL does meetings and reviews documents. His autocracy is a LEGACY, not a continuing MERIT.

    No wonder they knighted this bastard! He runs a little model of the UK Parliamentary system, which models superficial aspects of a republic, as concession granted by royalty.

    You're betting on the pantomime horse...
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  • (Score: 1, Troll) by takyon on Saturday July 08 2017, @05:49PM (2 children)

    by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Saturday July 08 2017, @05:49PM (#536586) Journal

    Don't want to follow the autocratic standards org? Code a non-compliant browser.

    Don't want to implement EME in your freedumb browser? No penalty except to the users.

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