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Title    One Year Since the W3C Sold Out the Web with EME
Date    Wednesday September 19 2018, @02:20PM
Author    chromas
Topic   
from the is-anyone-using-it? dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/09/19/0941228

canopic jug writes:

Molly de Blanc writes at that it has been one year since the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) sold out. It was then they, including Tim Berners-Lee himself, decided to incorporate Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) into web standards signalling an end to the open Web. She covers how it happened, what has transpired during the last year in regards to EME, and what steps can be taken.

Digital Restrictions Management exists all over the world in all sorts of technologies. In addition to media files, like music and film, we can find DRM on the Web and enshrined in Web standards. As a Web standard, its use is recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), making it not only easier, but expected for all media files on the Web to be locked down with DRM.

It's been a year since the the W3C voted to bring Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) into Web standards. They claimed to want to "lead the Web to its full potential," but in a secret vote, members of the W3C, with the blessing of Web creator Tim Berners-Lee, agreed to put "the copyright industry in control" of media access. The enshrinement of EME as an official recommendation is not how we envision the "full potential" of the Web at the Free Software Foundation (FSF).


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  1. "canopic jug" - https://soylentnews.org/~canopic+jug/
  2. "it has been one year since the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) sold out" - https://www.defectivebydesign.org/blog/w3c_sells_out_web_eme_1_year_later
  3. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=29089

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