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

From: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 17:28:22 +0000
To: Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>
CC: "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, David Dorwin <ddorwin@google.com>
Message-ID: <9C0B8FD3-D706-4EB1-9165-0FA6BB75746E@netflix.com>

A Content Decryption Module implementing the 'clearkey' keysystem can be implemented as Open Source. This serves as an existence proof, at least.

Whether any given content provider believes any given keysystem  implementation meets their needs is up to them.

We are not proposing to standardize any Content Decryption Module except clearkey, just as HTML does not mandate any video codec and for similar reasons. So the specification as proposed can be implemented in Open Source just as well as the rest of the Media Element.


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On Feb 25, 2012, at 8:03 AM, "Andreas Kuckartz" <A.Kuckartz@ping.de> wrote:

> I am more interested in protecting users than content and therefore
> agree with Ian.
> But I have a question. I am opposed to "standards" which can not be
> implemented by Open Source software.
> Would it be possible to create working "Content Decryption Modules" for
> which the complete source code is available? How would that work?
> Cheers,
> Andreas
Received on Saturday, 25 February 2012 17:28:51 UTC

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