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Re: Accessible online media players

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 14:24:52 +0000
Message-ID: <493150B4.1080000@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: 'wai-ig list' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Ramón Corominas wrote:
> I don't understand the objection. Is not the vídeo itself a copyrighted 
> material? If captions are accesible, you already have a chance to get 
> them in an automated way, I think...

Licensing generally wouldn't allow automated capture.  As an extreme
example, a film in a cinema, by virtue of being accessible to sighted
people is also accessible to video cameras, but using a video camera in
a cinema is likely to get you thrown out and banned for life.

Another example is PDF, which makes distinction between being making the
text available to assistive technology and making it available for
general cut and paste.  The intent is, I would think, clearly that AT
tools should not be usable to subvert the technical restriction on cut
and paste.

>>> 4)      must be able to generate a transcript from the caption data 
>>> automatically
>> Unless this is caveated, it might produce serious objections from 
>> content providers, as it allows the copyrighted transcript to be 
>> obtained for purposes other than accessibility.

David Woolley
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