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Re: Technical Review of EME (DRM in HTML5)

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:10:02 -0800
Cc: Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org>, Walter van Holst <walter.van.holst@xs4all.nl>, Tara Whalen <tjwhalen@gmail.com>, "public-privacy@w3.org Privacy" <public-privacy@w3.org>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Message-id: <7C208384-93BE-4EB1-8570-6F087357B75B@apple.com>
To: Christine Runnegar <runnegar@isoc.org>
This was cc'd to the DNT group (which I removed), but not the html-media group;  it seems that members of the owning group might like to know of this, so that they can help clarify aspects of the spec etc.

should we send a note?

public-html-media@w3.org <public-html-media@w3.org>

On Feb 13, 2013, at 23:23 , Christine Runnegar <runnegar@isoc.org> wrote:

> Hi all.
> Manu Sporny has kindly agreed to introduce EME at the PING call on 28 February 2013 at UTC 17 so that we can discuss these issues.
> If anyone from this extended distribution list would like to participate, we will send the call-in details out on the public-privacy email list.
> Christine and Tara
> PING co-chairs
> Begin forwarded message:
>> Resent-From: public-privacy@w3.org
>> From: Christine Runnegar <runnegar@isoc.org>
>> Date: February 6, 2013 8:53:02 PM GMT+01:00
>> To: Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org>
>> Cc: Walter van Holst <walter.van.holst@xs4all.nl>, public-tracking@w3.org, Tara Whalen <tjwhalen@gmail.com>, "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>
>> Subject: Re: Technical Review of EME (DRM in HTML5)
>> Thanks Nick.
>> We'll take up your suggestion and see if we can schedule a discussion at the next Privacy Interest Group (PING) call.
>> Christine and Tara
>> PING co-chairs
>> On Feb 6, 2013, at 11:58 AM, Nicholas Doty wrote:
>>> On Feb 6, 2013, at 2:52 AM, Walter van Holst <walter.van.holst@xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>>> On 2/3/13 6:33 PM, Manu Sporny wrote:
>>>>> On 01/30/2013 02:19 AM, Mark Watson wrote:
>>>>>>>> For some, a simple CDM implementation like clear key decryption 
>>>>>>>> is sufficient, because they aren't delivering very high value 
>>>>>>>> content, and key protection isn't necessary.
>>>>>>> This contradicts what Mark Watson, one of the editors of the spec,
>>>>>>> has stated, which is:
>>>>>>> "[Clear Key] doesn't constitute any kind of DRM or content 
>>>>>>> protection scheme."
>>>>>> You are looking for division where there really is none.
>>>> Can somebody explain why this is crossposted, what it is about and why
>>>> it is relevant to DNT?
>>> Per my message on February 3rd, I think this message is of more relevance to the public-privacy mailing list than our mailing list, and I tried to move the thread there.
>>> http://www.w3.org/mid/02B98900-BF0A-476A-A8B3-EEE2249840B6@w3.org
>>>> I'm genuinely confused and really don't feel like diving into the HTML5
>>>> intricacies.
>>> I believe there was a concern from an HTML WG member that a particular privacy issue was arising in a proposed spec for encrypted media extensions. I don't fully understand those details myself, and have asked for more discussion that might shed some light on a privacy review, which I think would be a suitable discussion for the Privacy Interest Group. It could be relevant to the Tracking Preference Expression spec to the extent that we have discussed making the Do Not Track signal accessible to plugins or extensions.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Nick

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Friday, 15 February 2013 17:10:43 UTC

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