[cc-community] [okfn-discuss] Keeping DRM out of HTML5

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Fri Mar 22 12:06:45 EDT 2013

This is a way of getting multiple incompatible DRM implementations hooked into what is meant to be a free and open standard.

I'd rather it was cooked up well away from the open web. That would be good.

Harry Halpin <hhalpin at ibiblio.org> wrote:

>I am against DRM in HTML5 as a person. However, I might add that Cory
>Doctorow hasn't thought things through very well.
>Is it better to have DRM-supporting companies come to W3C and discuss
>ideas there, where it can be blocked by a democratic process - an
>by the Advisory Committee members of the W3C could block Encrypted
>Extensions, such as Apache - or FSF, OKFN, etc. if they would join W3C,
>which is very cheap for non-profits.
>Or would you prefer the DRM companies to go off and cook DRM for the
>Web up
>in their own member-only, closed-door consortium?
>Think about it. I would not underestimate TimBL's strategic
>On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 1:18 PM, Kẏra <kxra at freeculture.org> wrote:
>> This is important for anyone who cares about free culture. We can't
>> DRM tear apart the fabric of the web.
>> Sign the petition: http://www.defectivebydesign.org/no-drm-in-html5
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