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Re: Watermarking [Re: Campaign for position of chair and mandate to close this community group]

From: Duncan Bayne <dhgbayne@fastmail.fm>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:05:08 -0800
Message-Id: <1389661508.1298.70364861.233D4191@webmail.messagingengine.com>
To: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Cc: public-restrictedmedia@w3.org
> There are many such contracts and they are confidential, so unfortunately
> I can't post them.

I understand your position - caught in the middle - but you're asking us
as a group to propose technical solutions to requirements that we are
prohibited from reading.  Doesn't that strike you as a bit odd? 
Likewise, you're asking the W3C to compromise their Open Web principles
on behalf of those same secret requirements.

A bit of transparency here would be nice.

Can we at least get a written summary of requirements from the
stakeholders?  I.e. not Netflix, Apple etc. but the people whose
licensing terms are forcing this issue?
> Realistically, I don't think you will get studio requirements posted
> publicly, but that's not a question for me.

Okay, for whom *is* it a question then?  It angers me that the W3C might
be tasked with satisfying secret requirements, especially to the
detriment of Open Web principles.

> So, the DRM vendors have solved the problem of creating solutions that
> meet studio requirements and what we are trying to do with EME is provide a
> clean API to integrate these solutions with the HTML Media Element. What
> we're not trying to do is standardize a solution to the studio
> requirements. That would be rather ambitious, I feel.

What we (meaning opponents of EME) are trying to do is propose
alternative technical solutions that would satisfy both the Open Web
principles, *and* the requirements of the content owners.  As a first
step, I'm suggesting that we hear what those latter requirements are
from the horse's mouth.

Duncan Bayne
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