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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 23:30:50 +0000 (UTC)
To: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, 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: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1203022329300.6189@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 2 Mar 2012, Mark Watson wrote:
> 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).

I've specced Kornel's http+aes:// idea. This seems like a much better 
solution to the untrusted CDN solution than the CDM clear key idea, as it 
applies to all content, with or without JavaScript, in any user agent.

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