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Re: Encrypted Media proposal

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 12:05:02 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCQ4PEZ33m6+k0Ue5cCRFuqCZ4a=qhWtYABhMQhPtChmA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "<public-html@w3.org>" <public-html@w3.org>
On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 11:53 AM, Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com> wrote:
> On Mar 6, 2012, at 11:16 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> Yes, I made a distinction between on-demand streaming and other kinds
>> of streaming that may not allow pausing/scrubbing.
>>
>> Netflix's time-shifting is still rather limited, though - I can't
>> time-shift to "when I'm on the airplane, without wifi", because the
>> DRM prevents me.
>
> No, it's not the DRM that prevents you. It's because it's just not part of the product we offer. We don't offer last weekends new releases either. Just a product decision we made, primarily for non-technical reasons.

Your DRM prevents me from using another service on top of you to
implement those features.  When there's no DRM in play, I don't have
to rely on the original provider for every feature I might want.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 8 March 2012 20:05:53 GMT

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