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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 17:07:50 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDABh7q4sX7EGNoVL-iwy7zpGs-CwJ2Ggq+C+NfLis7XA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kornel Lesiński <kornel@geekhood.net>
Cc: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
2012/3/5 Kornel Lesiński <kornel@geekhood.net>:
> On Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:33:18 -0000, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
>> It is not required for the spec, but it will be required for practical
>> deployment in the near term. Change doesn't happen over night, at least
>> without burning down the town.
>> We view a standardized interface to CDMs as an initial step on the path to
>> achieving more openness and more interoperability. It is an enabling
>> technology.
> So the HTML spec today is enabled for this, waiting at the end of this path.
> http+aes scheme (ClearKey equivalent) has been added and DRM-free video
> works already.
> IMHO the HTML could just wait for content owners to come, instead of helping
> them stay with DRM longer, expand DRM's possibilities, and use a W3C
> recommendation as an excuse to do so.

Precisely.  We don't need to "burn down the town" (to use your words);
we just need to maintain the status quo until copyright owners are
willing to come to the table with more reasonable expectations and use
the technology we're already providing them.

Received on Tuesday, 6 March 2012 01:08:38 UTC

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