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

From: Laurel L. Russwurm <laurel.l@russwurm.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:26:57 -0400
Message-ID: <51C06E31.7040202@russwurm.org>
To: public-html-comments@w3.org
Mike hit it exactly.

 >    <p>Copyright © YYYY Rightsholder</p>
 >
 > Particularly useful for denoting rights for digital material. It has
 > worked well for non-digital media for quite some time, as well.

As long as governments have been imposing the monopoly of copyright,
the expression of such rights have been marked up as part of the 
content, and enforced in the real world by law.

Although some are obsessed with DRM and digital rights markup, the W3C 
specifications are not the appropriate place for any kind of digital 
rights expression or enforcement.

DRM is dangerous because it's ineffectiveness necessitates being double 
locked with law, which poses additional threat to both the public domain 
and culture.  That is already happening.

Including DRM into the standard is the first step toward Internet lock 
down at the core.  Because I value the Internet as an important means of 
disseminating culture,  I strongly oppose the incorporation of DRM into 
any part of the W3C Standard.

Regards,
Laurel L. Russwurm




On 13-06-12 09:33 PM, Michael Gratton wrote:
> On 13/06/13 09:48, Arthur Clifford wrote:
>> In the context of html though digital rights markup (which is
>> arguably part of managing digital rights) seems a relevant topic.
>
> You are correct. I find markup such as this:
>
>    <p>Copyright © YYYY Rightsholder</p>
>
> Particularly useful for denoting rights for digital material. It has
> worked well for non-digital media for quite some time, as well.
>
> //Mike
>
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