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Internet & Networking "Bruce Lawson started a very interesting discussion about the Encrypted Media Extensions to HTML a few months ago, with learned and interesting commentary from John Foliot and others. After devoting some thought to this, I believe that the amount of argument around this subject is at least partially caused by its separation of the web from the spirit of the web."
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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Sun 9th Jun 2013 04:09 UTC
shmerl
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2010-06-08

John Foliot: It is my opinion that continuing to state that this is DRM in HTML5 is perpetuating a falsehood, and is not too far off from calling the authors of this specification liars. I really wish y’all would stop (please) – take this draft spec at face value (and instead of taking others opinions, try reading it!)


John Foliot (one of the active supporters for this proposal on the W3C list) sounds very disingenuous when claiming that EME proposal is not about DRM. It's is exactly about DRM.

Edited 2013-06-09 04:10 UTC

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by anda_skoa on Sun 9th Jun 2013 11:26 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
anda_skoa Member since:
2005-07-07

John Foliot (one of the active supporters for this proposal on the W3C list) sounds very disingenuous when claiming that EME proposal is not about DRM. It's is exactly about DRM.


Indeed.
It is marvelous how much smoke screening the proponents of the spec are prepared to do just in order to hide the goals.

In the comment section of a W3C blog on person went as far as to claim it was about making sure that content right owners are paid and had to weasel out when someone correctly pointed out that it epically failed at that by not containing anything about payment.

Or claiming they don't know the requirements when people who try to compromise ask about them in order to come up with a univerally implementable DRM mechanism.

Their very goal is it to not have it univerally implementable, otherwise all devices, operating systems and browsers would be at equal footing and they can't have that.

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