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Re: Video copy protection

From: Alexey Feldgendler <alexeyf@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 10:41:45 +0100
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.u7us7vht56e9f9@sandwich.feldgendler.ru>
On Tue, 09 Feb 2010 01:43:03 +0100, David Singer <singer@apple.com> 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.

Since a “fence” is the best grade of protection that an open web standard  
like HTML5 can technically provide, here's an alternative proposal: if the  
video is copyrighted, the web page should include text that says so (in  
the HTML5 <copyright> element :-). That's it. It's exactly saying “don't  
enter”. Also, this solution puts the burden of compliance on the user who  
reads it rather than on the browser vendor.


-- 
Alexey Feldgendler
Software Developer, Desktop Team, Opera Software ASA
[ICQ: 115226275] http://my.opera.com/feldgendler/
Received on Tuesday, 9 February 2010 09:42:20 GMT

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