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Re: Standards Making 101

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:49:38 -0400
Message-ID: <5252F432.6020402@openlinksw.com>
To: public-webpayments@w3.org
On 10/7/13 11:09 AM, Joseph Potvin wrote:
> DRM involves encrypting content, and only giving out decryption keys to
> vendors who contractually agree to disallow the users/owners of computers
> from having any control. 

I think that's a very narrow interpretation of what DRM (Digital Rights 
Management) is all about. There's nothing about DRM that implies it will 
become conflated with the notion of a User Agent. It's simply 
functionality usable by a user agent. The fact that is could be used in 
certain ways by OEMs isn't a knock on the core concept.

If we took this approach to other standards where would the World Wide 
Web be today?

Let's keep DRM and and its potential uses distinct :-)



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