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Identifying the type of device for DRM purposes

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:48:52 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJQvAuf+U8xsMYsvrMy3jvssRk280N1Qw5ts6MZJ45YJHUBoRg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andrew Livingston <Andrew.Livingston@bbc.co.uk>
Cc: public-html WG <public-html@w3.org>
(Moving out of the admin list with a new subject, since the CfC closed.)

On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 7:44 PM, Andrew Livingston
<Andrew.Livingston@bbc.co.uk> wrote:
> 2) We require the ability to securely identify a type of device, and enable
> or disable video playback based upon the answer.
> While the BBC seeks to make as much of its programming as technically
> possible available to all devices, the reality is that it cannot. Content
> from third parties in particular is often licensed for certain platforms
> only, and while we continue to push against this practice where possible it
> still exists as a requirement at this time. Because of this we will need to
> be able to enable or disable availability of some content based on the type
> of platform. The browser user agent is not sufficient for this
> identification.

Do you mean that the user agent string does not provide enough
information or that the information is not trustworthy enough when its
authenticity is not vouched for by the CDM? If the former, could you
please elaborate on what information is needed that is typically not
in the user agent string?

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Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Monday, 11 February 2013 15:49:24 UTC

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