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Re: Video copy protection

From: Alexey Feldgendler <alexeyf@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 10:41:45 +0100
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.u7us7vht56e9f9@sandwich.feldgendler.ru>
On Tue, 09 Feb 2010 01:43:03 +0100, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:

> For what it's worth, QuickTime has had a tag in the movie file  
> ('no-save') and also the QuickTime plugin had Kioskmode, and at least  
> some people found them useful.  They are roughly on the scale of a  
> little white fence saying "don't enter" -- they are low enough that you  
> can easily climb over, but they're there, and you know you have done it  
> and the source didn't want you to.

Since a “fence” is the best grade of protection that an open web standard  
like HTML5 can technically provide, here's an alternative proposal: if the  
video is copyrighted, the web page should include text that says so (in  
the HTML5 <copyright> element :-). That's it. It's exactly saying “don't  
enter”. Also, this solution puts the burden of compliance on the user who  
reads it rather than on the browser vendor.

Alexey Feldgendler
Software Developer, Desktop Team, Opera Software ASA
[ICQ: 115226275] http://my.opera.com/feldgendler/
Received on Tuesday, 9 February 2010 09:42:20 UTC

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