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Re: Formal objections to Encrypted Media Extensions

From: Devin Ulibarri <devin@devinulibarri.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:11:15 -0400
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>,Cory Doctorow <cory@eff.org>
CC: Joe Feely <joe.feely@googlemail.com>,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: <8F34867F-8CB9-4923-98EB-CFBBEEADADCC@devinulibarri.com>
> I think we covered that ground pretty thoroughly then, and I suspect no-one will thank us for re-visiting it.

I would be super-happy is this discussion were revisited. I represent other educators, my students, and my musician colleagues.

Can someone(s) please help me understand how EME will benefit the regular, but socially-minded, web user such as myself?


How will media consumers benefit from EME?

How will teachers benefit from EME?

And their students?

How will the average musician who is self-publishing on the internet benefit from EME?

Also, please explain how DRM may be implemented using EME, and how the users from the above examples might experience that DRM in their everyday web-surfing experience.

I think, if you answer these questions for me, you will help me understand why this is being designed for me, my students, and my colleagues.

Got to go teach some music now!
I am currently away from my computer, my desk and all associated conveniences. Please excuse my brevity and any typos.

On September 8, 2016 12:14:38 PM EDT, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:
>Hi Cory
>> On Sep 8, 2016, at 18:07 , Cory Doctorow <cory@eff.org> wrote:
>> Unless, of course, those legislative issues relate to software
>> and their interference with open standardisation, in which case the
>> has proved to be the very best place to address this issue.
>Thank you for those nice words about the w3c and its policies!
>> The de novo anticircumvention rights that EME hands to members who
>> participate in this WG
>I don’t think EME hands any rights to anyone. It’s just an interface.
>But we’re now back in the discussion we held, in depth, leading up to
>the AC meeting and its panel discussion. I think we covered that ground
>pretty thoroughly then, and I suspect no-one will thank us for
>re-visiting it.
>David Singer
>Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.
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