canopic jug writes:
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".
"There might become a gigantic kludge of binary modules only working in specific use scenarios. Ie compatibility and management hell."
maybe you're just a shill but i'll respond as if you're a real person(more or less). it would only be compatibility and management hell for slaveware(DRM) peddlers and the skanks that use it. that is, and would be a good thing. they need to be marginalized like they are now! Why do you think they are using the standards body to weasel their way into people's browsers like the subversive pieces of shit they are? their bullshit shouldn't be inter operable with accepted standards! why is this so hard for you #@(%$ to understand?
I'll suspect the DRM thing will creep into the rest of the browser.My vote now: No DRM API accepted.