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

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:13:21 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLa4uOwnPUfF-ovL8YPOuEhFKgG=vbmipVjhXtWN0N1hfA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: public-html-admin@w3.org
On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 2:40 PM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:

> Meanwhile, is there any way that you could sketch out the beginnings of
> what could form the foundation for a concrete proposal that would address
> your issue?
>

Here's what I have sketched out so far in my previous messages:
1) Require CDMs used with EME to be registered in a central registry.
2) To be registered, a CDM must be accompanied by
documentation/specification that enables user-agents and content providers
to interoperate with the CDM to the maximum extent possible.

I've been thinking about requirement #2 a bit. Here is a proposed
documentation requirement:
Documentation should describe the complete operation of the CDM, in enough
detail to enable independent implementation in user-agents and to enable
content deployment by content providers, except for some set of secret keys
whose values may be withheld.

I believe HDCP for example already meets this bar --- and is widely
deployed to a critical component of DRM for HD content --- so I think it's
a reasonable requirement for a DRM system that we would bless as part of
the Web platform.

Rob
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