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Re: Oppose DRM ! Re: CfC: to publish Encrypted Media Extensions specification as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD)

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:46:34 -0800
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20130125184634.GA7298@crum.dbaron.org>
On Friday 2013-01-25 15:25 +0100, David Singer wrote:
> There are uses of encrypted media which are compatible with foss.
> For example, various people have realized that there are cases
> where media needs some amount of protection in transit, but not
> much, if any, protection once it reaches the end system.  DRM
> systems are typically quite expensive for this, as they include
> tamper-proofing, and TLS is expensive as it's dynamically applied
> (it's cheaper to pre-compute the encryption).  My read of the
> media extensions is that they are quite suitable to this scenario.

It doesn't sound like that's the reason this specification is being
developed or what people are planning to use the specification for,
so it doesn't seem particularly relevant.

(This also, perhaps, gets back to roc's point that it's important to
list the things that people are planning to use.)

-David

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