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Re: Video copy protection

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 17:26:20 -0800
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <65BFFC8A-1D06-4F3D-96D4-0EA5C773098A@apple.com>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>

On Feb 8, 2010, at 4:43 PM, David Singer wrote:

> 
> For what it's worth, QuickTime has had a tag in the movie file ('no-save') and also the QuickTime plugin had Kioskmode, and at least some people found them useful.  They are roughly on the scale of a little white fence saying "don't enter" -- they are low enough that you can easily climb over, but they're there, and you know you have done it and the source didn't want you to.
> 
> Whether this level of notice is useful in the HTML 5 spec. context is a subject that could engage us for weeks, alas.  I (personally) don't see it as harmful.

It might be a little more useful to have this information embedded in the media file than to put it in HTML markup. If it's in the markup, it is trivial to defeat with a tool like Firebug or the Web Inspector.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Tuesday, 9 February 2010 01:26:54 GMT

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