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Re: Formal Objection to Working Group Decision to publish Encrypted Media Extensions specification as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD)

From: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 17:45:11 -0700
Message-ID: <CAEnTvdC92F=O9v4884qqWV5X0q0JEBcA4GCYAh8OLXs_1U1vEw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kornel Lesiński <kornel@geekhood.net>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>, public-html-media@w3.org, jeff@w3.org
On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 5:42 PM, Kornel Lesiński <kornel@geekhood.net>wrote:

> On Fri, 31 May 2013 01:25:27 +0100, Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
> wrote:
>
>  The term "reduce" implies a comparison. What are you comparing with ? Not
>> the situation today, I assume, since EME does not make anything less open
>> than it is today with proprietary plugins.
>>
>
> IANAL, but I think that thanks to Silverlight's NPAPI today I can write my
> own browser that plays Netflix without violating the DMCA,


Except that it's not your browser that would be playing the content, it
would be Microsoft Silverlight, which doesn't work on many platforms anyway.


> but I can't legally reverse-engineer ChromeOS's CDM API and use its
> Netflix CDM in browser other than Chrome or in ChromiumOS.
>
> --
> regards, Kornel
>
Received on Friday, 31 May 2013 00:45:39 UTC

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