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Smart Contracts, DRM, etc // was Re: Don't cache things against content providers' wishes. Re: Draft finding - "Transitioning the Web to HTTPS"

From: Marc Fawzi <marc.fawzi@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:19:48 -0800
Message-ID: <CACioZisTENH6TfBo=Osi52QrXASQjbox9YHdZODscyzbPZn+bw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>, Public TAG List <www-tag@w3.org>
Have you looked into Smart Contracts?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_contract

As an architectural group, if you're pushing DRM for the Web, you're
already enforcing law thru technology...

Can you balance the equation and design a protocol that enforces privacy?



On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 1:59 AM, Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 21 Jan 2015, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>
>  Should it be illegal for an ISP to inject anything (like javascript) of
>>> any sort into anything (like http: HTML pages) ?
>>>
>>> Making it illegal doesn't stop the remote outright criminal or the
>>> oppressive regime.  But it stops corporations and institutions, like ISPs
>>> and SNSs and content providers in many countries.  It means that the
>>> incentives tip, can make the system run a whole lot more smoothly, and we
>>> can focus the energy and the technical measures more effectively.
>>>
>>
>> It's tempting to suggest something like "Architecture of the World Wide
>> Web vol. 2: Law and the Web."  Is the TAG the right body to work on that?
>>
>
> Which reminds me of the failed attempt at pushing
> http://www.w3.org/TR/publishing-linking/
>
> --
> Baroula que barouleras, au tiƩu toujou t'entourneras.
>
>         ~~Yves
>
>
>
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