Will the W3C strike a bargain to save the Web from DRM?


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#2

Creepy.

You take this, add in a dash of a Kentucky bill aimed to prevent real time media reporting when an injury is involved (a tad specific) and it’s just a hop-skip-n-a-jump to White Christmas - it’s on NF now in the states…


#3

Stories like this always make me recall a fantasy - and I wonder why it’s not a strategy? What if security researchers agreed on a site - kind of a programmers’ WikiLeaks. So when a weakness is discovered, documentation can suddenly show up in a public place, anonymized. Then all the hacker types can shout, “I’m Spartacus!” “No, I’m Spartacus!”


#4

THAT. We need this.

Possibly with some sort of bug bounties (crowdsourced? vendor-backed?) to provide a competition to the already existing zeroday market.

…and possibly also some way to easily leak schematics, service docs, and “confidential” datasheets for parts; SONY, I am looking at YOU and your ilk.


#5

Yes this is needed!

I hope the W3C does something, but the cynic in my thinks they will roll over and do nothing.


#6

I hope they will pit the megacorps against each other into quarrels that no side is willing to concede, and then stay on the sidelines and stall for time.


#7

Depends on what kind of harm a zero day does. There is a reason why a lot of vendors (including my own) ask for responsible disclosures and run bug bounty programs.


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