Re: Encrypted Media proposal (was RE: ISSUE-179: av_param - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals)

On Tue, 21 Feb 2012, Adrian Bateman wrote:
> We have been collaborating on an API to enable encrypted media in HTML 
> that we think can be implemented in all browsers and support any 
> container/codec and content encryption solution without making major 
> changes to the HTML Media element specification. We think it solves most 
> use cases without being overly large or complex.
> We'd like to get people's feedback on the proposal. It is posted here: 

I believe this proposal is unethical and that we should not pursue it.

> Many content providers and application developers have said they can't 
> use <audio> and <video> because HTML lacks robust content protection.

The proposal above does not provide robust content protection, so it 
would not address this use case even if it wasn't unethical.

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Received on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 23:47:12 UTC