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Re: Formal objections to Encrypted Media Extensions

From: Cory Doctorow <cory@eff.org>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:07:38 -0700
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, Joe Feely <joe.feely@googlemail.com>
Cc: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>, Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joe@cdt.org>, Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "public-html-media@w3.org" <public-html-media@w3.org>
Message-ID: <54c1866e-afc4-0c8d-0cf5-9c1445e0d5c4@eff.org>
Unless, of course, those legislative issues relate to software patents
and their interference with open standardisation, in which case the W3C
has proved to be the very best place to address this issue.

The de novo anticircumvention rights that EME hands to members who
participate in this WG pose even graver risks to implementers, and EFF
seeks the same tried-and-true remedy that has defined the W3C among SDOs
for more than a decade.


On 09/08/2016 08:57 AM, David Singer wrote:
>> On Sep 8, 2016, at 17:53 , Joe Feely <joe.feely@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> "But there seems to be little interest in pursuing alternatives (from the EFF, for example)."
>> Perhaps a little off-topic but the DMCA is the problem, hence why should EFF (or anyone) have to work around it, why should anyone have to even consider the need to find the motivation to do so? DMCA should be done away with.
> Sadly, the W3C is not the place to address any deficiencies in or problems with US legislation.  (Nor would it be an effective place to have any influence, I suspect.)
> David Singer
> Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.

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