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Formal Objection to Candidate Recommendation

From: Cory Doctorow <cory@eff.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:18:39 -0700
To: "'public-html-media@w3.org'" <public-html-media@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5769CB4F.8050808@eff.org>
EFF would like to register a Formal Objection[1] to the EME Candidate
Recommendation. We remain concerned that this specification poses danger
to security researchers and competition, because it will allow
implementers to invoke anti-circumvention laws, including the US DMCA,
European laws that implement Section 6 of the EUCD, and Canada's Bill
C-11. We believe that the W3C should extend its existing IPR policy on
patents to cover the sui generis rights afforded under these laws,
through a mutually acceptable binding agreement[2] through which
participants promise not abuse anti-circumvention to suppress true facts
about security defects in EME implementations nor to block new entrants
who want to add otherwise legal features to EME implementations.

[1] https://www.w3.org/2015/Process-20150901/#WGArchiveMinorityViews

[2]
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/06/w3c-eme-and-eff-frequently-asked-questions


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