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

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:48:33 -0800
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120224224833.GA4432@pickering.dbaron.org>
On Thursday 2012-02-23 23:59 +0000, Mark Watson wrote:
> This will be a long wait. During this time many millions of $$ of
> engineering effort will be invested in providing commercial video
> services on other platforms: effort which could have gone towards
> making the web platform better in many different ways. These costs
> are also 'unnecessary costs on legitimate users', because
> investment is fragmented, duplicated, instead of targeting a
> single common platform. And the sums involved far exceed the sums
> involved in supporting DRM.

To what extent is what you're proposing really a single common
platform?  You've proposed a mechanism that allows extensions (key
systems).  How many such key systems do you envision existing and
how widely would you expect each be implemented?  What does the
space of existing key systems look like?

-David

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