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Proposed Group: Web Copyright Community Group

The Web Copyright Community Group has been proposed by Robin Berjon:

Irrespective of whether we like it or not, of whether W3C or other SDOs eventually accept it or not, DRM seems slated to come to the Web platform. We are looking at video today, but books, apps, and therefore relatively arbitrary Web documents could easily be next.

The business pressure to do so is such that there is little in the way that technology can do to stop this process. Our communities may produce everything from learned recantations to bitter rants, words will not suffice to address the problem.

The only way in which we can decisively put a stop to DRM is by changing the legal system which can make it seem desirable to some. The goal of this group is to produce a set of realistic proposals for Web-compatible copyright legislation. Its focus is very much pragmatic, the idea being not to produce an idealistic laundry list for some free content utopia, but rather actionable proposals that stand a chance of passing into law.

You are invited to support the creation of this group. Once the group has a total of five supporters, it will be launched and people can join to begin work.
Once launched, the group will no longer be listed as “proposed”; it will be in the list of current groups.

In order to support the group, you will need a W3C account.

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires the attention of the W3C staff, please send us email on

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team

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