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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.

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 6 March 2012 01:08:38 GMT

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