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Re: Chromebook DRM specification

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:13:42 +0800
Cc: "Alex M (Coyo)" <coyo@darkdna.net>, "<public-html-media@w3.org>" <public-html-media@w3.org>
Message-id: <8D0DD7B9-7CD5-4E2C-81F7-E69DE1B5F39B@apple.com>
To: Florian Bösch <pyalot@gmail.com>

On Apr 17, 2013, at 1:33 , Florian Bösch <pyalot@gmail.com> wrote:

> The unfortunate reality is, I too, would like to get rid of Flash and Silverlight. But the way that EME/CDMs are specified, and the way that they are implemented and the way that no specification is released on the CDM, leaves me no choice than to advice my clients that they continue to use Flash/Silverlight because HTML-DRM is no feasible alternative. That is sad, and certainly not in the interest of the HTML-WG. But despite this reality, my pleas fall on deaf ears because For Netflix, Google and Microsoft, everything is perfect.

No, your pleas fall on deaf ears because they are based on misconceptions, I am afraid.  You keep talking of HTML-DRM which does not exist, you insist on restricting yourself to worrying about specific systems (DRM or platform, such as Chromebook), and then you draw sweeping generalizations from sample sets of size one.  It doesn't make you very convincing.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 04:14:26 UTC

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