Re: Technical Review of EME (DRM in HTML5)

On Feb 6, 2013, at 2:52 AM, Walter van Holst <> wrote:

> On 2/3/13 6:33 PM, Manu Sporny wrote:
>> On 01/30/2013 02:19 AM, Mark Watson wrote:
>>>>> For some, a simple CDM implementation like clear key decryption 
>>>>> is sufficient, because they aren't delivering very high value 
>>>>> content, and key protection isn't necessary.
>>>> This contradicts what Mark Watson, one of the editors of the spec,
>>>> has stated, which is:
>>>> "[Clear Key] doesn't constitute any kind of DRM or content 
>>>> protection scheme."
>>> You are looking for division where there really is none.
> Can somebody explain why this is crossposted, what it is about and why
> it is relevant to DNT?

Per my message on February 3rd, I think this message is of more relevance to the public-privacy mailing list than our mailing list, and I tried to move the thread there.

> I'm genuinely confused and really don't feel like diving into the HTML5
> intricacies.

I believe there was a concern from an HTML WG member that a particular privacy issue was arising in a proposed spec for encrypted media extensions. I don't fully understand those details myself, and have asked for more discussion that might shed some light on a privacy review, which I think would be a suitable discussion for the Privacy Interest Group. It could be relevant to the Tracking Preference Expression spec to the extent that we have discussed making the Do Not Track signal accessible to plugins or extensions.


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