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Re: Keep DRM out of Web standards -- Reject the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) proposal

From: Arthur Clifford <art@artspad.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:48:56 -0700
Message-Id: <C99F5F51-F699-4AFB-B014-AD3F48557ABD@artspad.net>
To: "public-html-comments@w3.org" <public-html-comments@w3.org>
Shouldn't there be some degree of markup for the specification of digital rights for a chunk of a content?

Wouldn't inclusion of drm markup from content acquired from other parties allow for giving credit where credit is due?

Markup would aknowledge digital rights and state digital righs or preferences for any given content.  If there was such markup would these tags be displayed, or displayed as part of tooltip data? Or would it be invisible metadata like tagging that could be made visible via css?

Digital rights enforcement is another issue. 

In the context of html though digital rights markup (which is arguably part of managing digital rights) seems a relevant topic.

Art C

On Jun 12, 2013, at 5:28 AM, Driedfruit <driedfruit@mindloop.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:18:49 -0400
> Chris Baker <chris.baker.gr@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Putting aside your opinions on DRM itself, can anyone justify HTML as
>> an appropriate place to manage copyright enforcement? Isn't DRM more
>> appropriate at a different layer? 
> That is an excellent point, everyone should consider.
> Even if you're all for DRM, what relation does it have with HTML ?
> Shouldn't you attack HTTP itself or some other layer ?
> The whole thing sounds like a no-win situation for all involved
> parties. It will not help copyright holders, and it will not help page
> authors, at all.
> -- 
> driedfruit
Received on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 23:49:21 UTC

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