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

From: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 20:17:43 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "<public-html@w3.org>" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E697824D-EF0B-4346-9814-5B17AFD9B952@netflix.com>

On Mar 2, 2012, at 10:59 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> No.  Again, a working CDM is *required* for this API to be of any use.
> If implementing a working CDM is troublesome or impossible for
> various reasons, that makes the API itself useless.

The clearkey keysystem was intended to provide a simple baseline. A working clearkey CDM would be easy to implement, requiring no trade secrets or closed source obscurity (Usual IANAL disclaimer about IPR).

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