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Old 02-16-2013, 10:40 AM   #1
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LXer: BBC Attacks the Open Web, GNU/Linux in Danger


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The Web is one of the most dramatic demonstrations of the power of openness, alongside free software, which not coincidentally runs most of it and the rest of the Internet. At the heart of that openness lies HTML, a completely open way of sharing information. So what would be a really stupid thing you could do to try to throttle that openness and innovation? Why, yes: adding DRM to HTML so that you can lock down Web page elements:

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Old 02-16-2013, 10:48 AM   #2
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I hope someone starts a petition against including DRM in HTML or HTML5. I will sign it.
 
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With HTML5 replacing Flash this was to be expected, the content industry wants to have DRM and I doubt that we can do much to prevent that.
But instead of hoping that someone starts a petition, why don't you make the first move and start it? I also would sign it.
 
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I was thinking of that, but reading the encrypted media extension proposal, you don't have to include DRM to comply:
https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-media/ra...edia-fpwd.html

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This specification does not define a content protection or Digital Rights Management system. Rather, it defines a common API that may be used to discover, select and interact with such systems as well as with simpler content encryption systems. Implementation of Digital Rights Management is not required for compliance with this specification: only the simple clear key system is required to be implemented as a common baseline.
I will wait until they make a move to actually mandate DRM be included in the standard.

I know that even having the ability to include it is not that good, but they will want it, so I don't think I can stop that.

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