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Re: Video copy protection

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 11:59:12 +0200
Cc: robert@ocallahan.org, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1F895B82-1BF8-458E-A280-7561E8CDE469@iki.fi>
To: Kornel Lesinski <kornel@geekhood.net>
On Feb 9, 2010, at 03:56, Kornel Lesinski wrote:

> IANAL, but is it possible to disclaim it in the spec or browser documentation? Just explain that the option is only superficial and isn't technologically effective measure?

It seem safer not to design a feature for the purpose of discouraging copying at all than to try to assert that the feature designed for that purpose isn't meant to be "effective" in the legal sense.

Note that the browser behavior that e.g. Flickr uses to "protect" images was never *designed* for the *purpose* of deterring copies.

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Henri Sivonen
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Received on Tuesday, 9 February 2010 09:59:55 GMT

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