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Re: Oppose DRM ! Re: CfC: to publish Encrypted Media Extensions specification as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD)

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:02:49 +0100
Message-id: <04DE4F6D-D632-4675-99BF-2003A7D537A3@apple.com>
To: "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>

On Jan 25, 2013, at 22:27 , "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

> It is illegal to circumvent DRM in the US and many other countries.

So you're saying that you should be able to break a license agreement with impunity, and do what you like with material that is not yours?

It's not even as if the latest recording of your favorite musician is a necessity of life, either.  If *you* don't like the terms they set on your ability to listen to their music, don't buy it.  Telling others that they cannot, and they cannot use your favorite medium, is ...

> a battle between naive web
> folks and friendly businesses who just want to serve customers.

You said it.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Friday, 25 January 2013 22:03:23 UTC

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