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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 08 2017, @10:35PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 08 2017, @10:35PM (#536666)

    If you are referring to blockquoting and adding a reply and repeating for subsequent points, I totally disagree with you.

    The only problem I have with the style of JNCF is the text blob in his first comment in this (sub)thread.
    That deserved about 4 paragraph breaks.

    ...and one more nitpick:
    I don't approve of anyone giving Internet Exploder a free pass.
    In their software, MICROS~1 didn't/doesn't follow already-establish standards--even when they were a part of the committee that formalized those standards.

    Adding new stuff is one thing; breaking stuff is quite another.

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  • (Score: 2) by JNCF on Sunday July 09 2017, @05:00AM

    by JNCF (4317) on Sunday July 09 2017, @05:00AM (#536752) Journal

    The only problem I have with the style of JNCF is the text blob in his first comment in this (sub)thread.
    That deserved about 4 paragraph breaks.

    Yeah, that's totally fair.

    Adding new stuff is one thing; breaking stuff is quite another.

    That line is fuzzier than it first appears, but I understand what you're saying and I mostly agree.