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RE: Closed non-embedded content???

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bailey@Access-Board.gov>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:54:17 +0000
To: Loďc Martínez Normand <loic@fi.upm.es>, Michael Pluke <Mike.Pluke@castle-consult.com>
CC: "public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org" <public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org>
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MP>> So it would be ideal to have an example of non-Web non-embedded content other than the contentious issue of DRM.

I appreciate that, but DRM is but one example of "closed by policy", which I would argue is the larger problem.

LM> As for an example for non-web non-embedded content with closed functionality, I still think we can use the example of a document with a "speech output = no" flag without saying that this is related to DRM.

I agree with this, but I have some concerned that as why such a flag would be set begs for an explanation.  We could cite the real world example where Kindle deactivated their text-to-speech function because authors successfully litigated that they had not given been compensated for audio performances.  This is closed by policy, but not DRM per se.  The difficulty is that this situation is even more absurd than DRM, and DRM already seems plenty absurd to most folks when they think about it!

In any case, an eBook file still stands as an example of non-Web non-embedded content which could (and historically have been) closed non-embedded content.
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