EFF: Defend the Open Web: Keep DRM Out of W3C Standards

MARCH 20, 2013 | BY PETER ECKERSLEY AND SETH SCHOEN

“All too often, technology companies have raced against each other to build restrictive tangleware that suits Hollywood’s whims, selling out their users in the process. But open Web standads are an antidote to that dynamic, and it would be a terrible mistake for the Web community to leave the door open for Hollywood’s gangrenous anti-technology culture to infect W3C standards. It would undermine the very purposes for which HTML5 exists: to build an open-ecosystem alternatives to all the functionality that is missing in previous web standards, without the problems of device limitations, platform incompatibility, and non-transparency that were created by platforms like Flash. HTML5 was supposed to be better than Flash, and excluding DRM is exactly what would make it better.”

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/03/defend-open-web-keep-drm-out-w3c-standards

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