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Author Topic: DRM for HTML5 Standards  (Read 1749 times)

Tinman57

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DRM for HTML5 Standards
« on: June 01, 2013, 08:24:51 PM »

  Well now, it didn't take Hollywood long at all to try to totally screw up the new HTML5 standard.  Now let's sit back and watch the lobbyist for the despicable MPAA and RIAA buy some more politicians to allow their foul gaines.

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Internet freedom group blasts proposed HTML5 standards

06.01.2013 8:16 AM

The Electronic Frontier Foundation says that stringent digital rights management technology will be harmful to online freedom.

http://www.pcworld.c...html5-standards.html

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Re: DRM for HTML5 Standards
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 08:58:48 PM »
EFF Makes Formal Objection to DRM in HTML5
Draft Proposal from W3C Could Stymie Web Innovation

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"This proposal stands apart from all other aspects of HTML standardization: it defines a new 'black box' for the entertainment industry, fenced off from control by the browser and end-user," said EFF International Director Danny O'Brien. "While this plan might soothe Hollywood content providers who are scared of technological evolution, it could also create serious impediments to interoperability and access for all."

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Re: DRM for HTML5 Standards
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2013, 02:45:03 PM »
EFF Makes Formal Objection to DRM in HTML5
Draft Proposal from W3C Could Stymie Web Innovation

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"This proposal stands apart from all other aspects of HTML standardization: it defines a new 'black box' for the entertainment industry, fenced off from control by the browser and end-user," said EFF International Director Danny O'Brien. "While this plan might soothe Hollywood content providers who are scared of technological evolution, it could also create serious impediments to interoperability and access for all."

  Pretty scary stuff.  I only hope that word spreads fast on this and people raise a big enough stink that the gov't backs off from this crazy Hollywood scheme.

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Re: DRM for HTML5 Standards
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2013, 06:56:32 AM »
Well it doesn't affect anyone who are just making "normal" websites, does it? Personally I don't care about what the media industry does for I hardly buy any of their products anyway.
 

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Re: DRM for HTML5 Standards
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2013, 07:13:47 AM »
Sigh... Always reinventing the wheel...

Just use ActiveX or Java. Y'know... Those 2 things that we all ignore? :P

(But yeah, really a very bad idea. [How's my skillz at understatement? :P])
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Re: DRM for HTML5 Standards
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2013, 06:50:52 PM »
Well it doesn't affect anyone who are just making "normal" websites, does it? Personally I don't care about what the media industry does for I hardly buy any of their products anyway.
 

  HTML 5 will BE THE STANDARD before long, so yes, it WILL affect "normal" websites.  From what I understand, an article I read said that once HTML 5 becomes standard, ActiveX and Java will no longer be supported.