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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:12:00 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDACwhL=KJjSSMxXmbTLVFQADH4yoeKkHAcPkTV29DH6Qw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Cc: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>
On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 2:44 PM, Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com> wrote:
> On Jan 25, 2013, at 2:16 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>   It
>> has been *explicitly admitted* that this specification will prevent
>> certain common combinations of browser and OS to play videos using
>> this technology.
> If you are referring to my statements, that is not at all what I said. This specification has almost no effect on whether it is more or less likely that certain videos will be playable on the software stack you refer to. If it has any affect at all, it makes it more likely that such videos *will* become available.

I don't see how the EME specification will make it more likely that
videos will be made available for FF/Linux.  Anyone willing to sell or
stream videos to customers on that tech combo has by definition
figured out how easy it is to make money on video without DRM at all,
and so doesn't need the EME spec.

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