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Re: Comments on w3ctag/eme/

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:15:46 -0500
Message-ID: <53063842.9060405@arcanedomain.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@hsivonen.fi>, www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>
On 2/20/2014 5:50 AM, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> To elaborate on this: The essence of DRM is restriction. Encryption is
> incidental. Encryption is just a mechanism that makes data useless by
> default (i.e. unless the key is provided on the condition of
> restrictions being in place). The name of the Restricted Media
> Community Group gets this right. The title of the spec is a trap
> despite being technically correct, since the title focuses on the
> incidental rather than the essential. Focusing on encryption is
> falling into the trap.

+1.

Noah
Received on Thursday, 20 February 2014 17:16:09 UTC

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