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Re: Comments on w3ctag/eme/

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:40:17 +0100
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@hsivonen.fi>, www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>, "Noah Mendelsohn" <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Message-ID: <op.xbmv9fvjy3oazb@chaals.local>
On Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:15:46 +0100, Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>  

> 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.

Likewise. Let's be clear about what we are working on, so instead of  
getting distracted by arguments like this we can focus on technical issues  
instead of having to defend charges of deceptiveness...



Charles McCathie Nevile - Consultant (web standards) CTO Office, Yandex
       chaals@yandex-team.ru         Find more at http://yandex.com
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