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Re: Encrypted Media proposal (was RE: ISSUE-179: av_param - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals)

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:51:18 -0800
Message-ID: <4F46DF06.4010108@jumis.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>, David Dorwin <ddorwin@google.com>
On 2/23/12 4:42 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> Commercial video can be done right now. People make livings off of
> Youtube, for an extreme example, doing short films.  There are
> increasing numbers of examples of long-form video making good money
> when distributed without DRM, such as Louis CK's most recent comedy
> tour video.

Louis CK had no contractual obligations, his team failed to save money 
using P2P torrents and despite a million dollars in income, they still 
haven't spent $1k to get it subtitled. Just saying.

They did use DRM via Amazon tokens timing out. It's similar to Netflix's 
method.

Anyway, apples to oranges.

-Charles
Received on Friday, 24 February 2012 00:51:42 UTC

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