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[Bug 21037] New: These extensions will make it harder to make money on the web

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Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:55:26 +0000
To: public-html-media@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-21037-5436@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

            Bug ID: 21037
           Summary: These extensions will make it harder to make money on
                    the web
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: blocker
          Priority: P2
         Component: Encrypted Media Extensions
          Assignee: adrianba@microsoft.com
          Reporter: koraq@yahoo.com
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-media@w3.org

A comment, as requested.

This RFC suggest extensions that as an idea is just horribly broken. 

Using the HTTP protocol is an idiotic way to implement this. If you want to
secure the web, IP-SEC is the way to make sure you talk to the right server. If
you want to deliver specific data from a server to a client, use the
interpreter of that data to handshake and decrypt that encrypted data. Write a
god damned plugin for Chrome/Firefox that is needed for your content.

Using the protocol that delivers all kinds of data and locking it down for just
your use case is not only stupid, but also un-elegant and technically less

Not only that.

In order to make the most money on the web, you need to get as many people on
the train as possible. Taking an open medium where people can connect freely
and in a simple way create and share content and limit is a bad idea. Browsing
1000 sites those people get exposed to hundreds of ads. The revenue from that
will dry up at once if the HTTP access way is limited to a single file
encrypted lane. You will all earn *less* money that way.

And this is "do no evil" in what way?

Scrap this junk.

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