#1 By: Cory Doctorow, October 11th, 2013 21:20
#2 By: Coyote, October 11th, 2013 22:21
EME is just an API. You might as well criticize Linux for allowing kernel modules that handle DRM to be loaded.
#3 By: technogeek, October 11th, 2013 23:04
Is there any requirement that you use these HTML5 features, rather than continuing to use previous mechanisms?
#4 By: brainflakes, October 12th, 2013 07:33
What absolute bullshit. "the danger that programmers will be jailed". How?? What will programmers be jailed for?? Oh right, there's nothing in this proposal that makes any kind of programming illegal.
Literally all this is is a specific plugin API for protected media content. It's literally no worse than the current situation of using the proprietary Flash plugin through the browser's general plugin API.
Now, while I don't personally see how it's any better either Tim Berners-Lee does think this will make it easier to have more portable protected video content. It's either that or we continue to use proprietary DRM plugins anyway.
#5 By: lafave, October 13th, 2013 21:17
You might have overlooked the quotation marks. He was responding to a sentence in TBL's milquetoast blog post.
Many of these arguments involve comparing very different types of
things — the smoothness of a user interface and the danger that
programmers will be jailed
#6 By: Cowicide, October 14th, 2013 21:32
Who is the appropriate person at the W3C to contact about this?
the decision to go forward with the project of standardizing DRM for the Web came from Tim Berners-Lee himself
Tim Berners-Lee's contact page:
#7 By: Coyote, October 15th, 2013 12:13
Funny how the quotation marks were left off in the headline, making it seem like "jailing programmers" is a fact.
#8 By: Cory Doctorow, October 16th, 2013 21:20
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