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Re: CDM availability (was Re: Encrypted Media proposal)

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 09:02:13 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBjKvV1YUKaNeArTo3ZitV_4OMpC=Lntf=Z-XaCxf3G4Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "<public-html@w3.org>" <public-html@w3.org>
On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 8:13 PM, Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com> wrote:
> On Mar 4, 2012, at 4:41 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> Because it's DRM, they also
>> can't even legally reverse-engineer the CDM to port it to platforms
>> the CDM producer chose not to care about.
>
> Tab - I want to address this one point, because I don't understand how it would be helpful for someone to reverse-engineer a CDM if that was legal.
>
> You would still likely require patent licenses from the CDM vendor and in practice, indemnity (against others having patents on the same technology). You still need to coordinate with the CDM vendor on the secrets that secure the system.

You're making my argument for me.  ^_^

~TJ
Received on Monday, 5 March 2012 17:03:05 UTC

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