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Re: Video copy protection

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 10:42:58 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306601002081342o2be418a2y3782eeeaca0fd713@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kornel Lesinski <kornel@geekhood.net>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
This is a tricky situation. On one hand, if it helps people sleep at night
and it helps adoption of <video>, then I'd be happy for the spec to include
an attribute that means "the author politely requests that the UA not make
an effort to make it easy for people to save the video", with the
understanding that UAs may ignore this request. I'd even support honouring
this request in Firefox.

However, this might need some legal analysis with regard to the USA's DMCA
and possibly other laws ... in case such an attribute would be deemed to
constitute an "effective technological protection measure" and then any UA
not honouring the request could be legally liable.

Rob
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