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Web Copyright Community Group Launched

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Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:19:21 +0000
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To: "Robin Berjon" <robin@w3.org>,"Arthur Barstow" <art.barstow@nokia.com>,"Paul Ford" <ford@ftrain.com>,"Steve Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>,"Larry Masinter" <masinter@adobe.com>,Cc: public-council@w3.org
With your support, the Web Copyright Community Group has been launched:
  http://www.w3.org/community/web-copyright/

To join:
 http://www.w3.org/community/web-copyright/join

This group was originally proposed on 2013-10-04
by Robin Berjon. The following people supported its
creation: 
      Robin Berjon
      Arthur Barstow
      Paul Ford
      Steve Faulkner
      Larry Masinter
  
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Irrespective of whether we like it or not, of whether W3C or other SDOs
eventually accept it or not, DRM seems slated to come to the Web
platform. We are looking at video today, but books, apps, and therefore
relatively arbitrary Web documents could easily be next.


The business pressure to do so is such that there is little in the way
that technology can do to stop this process. Our communities may produce
everything from learned recantations to bitter rants, words will not
suffice to address the problem.


The only way in which we can decisively put a stop to DRM is by changing
the legal system which can make it seem desirable to some. The goal of
this group is to produce a set of realistic proposals for Web-compatible
copyright legislation. Its focus is very much pragmatic, the idea being
not to produce an idealistic laundry list for some free content utopia,
but rather actionable proposals that stand a chance of passing into law.
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Thank you,

W3C Community Development Team
Received on Tuesday, 8 October 2013 15:19:27 UTC

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