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

From: Kornel Lesiński <kornel@geekhood.net>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2012 01:00:17 -0000
To: "Glenn Adams" <glenn@skynav.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.wap42rmhte2ec8@aimac.local>
On Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:33:18 -0000, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:

> It is not required for the spec, but it will be required for practical
> deployment in the near term. Change doesn't happen over night, at least
> without burning down the town.
> We view a standardized interface to CDMs as an initial step on the path  
> to achieving more openness and more interoperability. It is an enabling  
> technology.

So the HTML spec today is enabled for this, waiting at the end of this  
path. http+aes scheme (ClearKey equivalent) has been added and DRM-free  
video works already.

IMHO the HTML could just wait for content owners to come, instead of  
helping them stay with DRM longer, expand DRM's possibilities, and use a  
W3C recommendation as an excuse to do so.

regards, Kornel Lesiński
Received on Tuesday, 6 March 2012 01:00:44 UTC

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