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[encrypted-media] "EME is not intended to be an interface to technical protection measures"

From: Wendy Seltzer via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:10:20 +0000
To: public-html-media@w3.org
Message-ID: <issues.opened-168925875-1470154218-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
wseltzer has just created a new issue for 
https://github.com/w3c/encrypted-media:

== "EME is not intended to be an interface to technical protection 
measures" ==
The specification should explicitly state that implementations MUST 
not be construed as "technological measures" or interfaces to 
technical protection measures in the meaning of [DMCA Section 
1201](https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/1201) or similar 
copyright laws in other jurisdictions.

EFF has proposed an anti-anticircumvention 
[covenant](https://www.eff.org/pages/objection-rechartering-w3c-eme-group),
 by which all participants in the Working Group would agree not to 
bring or join suit under anticircumvention laws. Some people have 
objected that such a covenant would be insufficient because it could 
not offer protection from criminal prosecution or suit by parties 
outside W3C. The spec and implementations can speak more forcefully to
 this objection, barring legal action by including specific indication
 that they must not be used or treated as a "technological measure." 

Please view or discuss this issue at 
https://github.com/w3c/encrypted-media/issues/288 using your GitHub 
account
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