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Re: Oppose DRM ! Re: CfC: to publish Encrypted Media Extensions specification as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD)

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:23:29 -0500
Message-ID: <50FF1161.8030702@mit.edu>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 1/22/13 5:17 PM, Clarke Stevens wrote:
> 2. While rejecting the proposed solution might make a principled
> statement, it is unlikely (IMO) to lead to the desired outcome of content
> being distributed without restriction.

I think this is a gross mischaracterization of the desired outcome for 
many of us.

The desired outcome for me is a specification that can actually be 
interoperably implemented by any implementor who wishes to do so, like 
other W3C specifications.  What we have so far is a specification that 
would require some sort of out-of-band agreement on various things to be 
implementable interoperably.

That is to say, I think this is a use case worth addressing, but I don't 
think the current approach does much for interoperability, since it 
still requires various private agreements to actually achieve it.

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 22:23:57 UTC

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