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Re: On the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) document

From: Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>
Date: 8 Feb 2013 21:30:03 +0100
Message-ID: <5115604B.9090609@ping.de>
To: public-html-admin@w3.org
Philippe Le Hegaret:
> The latest proposed charter [4] mentions "additions to the
> HTMLMediaElement element interface, to support use cases such as live
> events or premium content; for example, additions for: facilitating
> adaptive streaming (Media Source Extensions); supporting playback of
> protected content". This draft charter will be circulated to the
> Advisory Committee for review and comments shortly.
> ...
> [4] http://www.w3.org/2012/05/04-html-wg-minutes.html#item06
> [5] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/charter/2012/

> While the W3C Team do believe that use cases like premium content
> should be addressed in the Open Web Platform in order to bring it to >
its full potential, ...

I think it is misleading to use words like "premium content" without
also mentioning DRM. Otherwise please only talk about "content".

Anyway, an explicit clarification should be added that enabling DRM is
not within the scope of the Working Group as it is incompatible with the
"Open Web Platform" (at least if one is not using Newspeak).

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