“We call on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and its member organizations to reject the Encrypted Media Extensions proposal (EME), which would incorporate support for Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) into HTML. EME would be an irreversible step backward for … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
A Brightcove representative says the company is backing away from HTML5 & pushing their SDKs for native iOS & Android apps instead. In the article, the spokesperson cites advantages of native experiences, including that customers can install DRM. What this … Continue reading
Muktware.com is reporting that Google most recent update to Chrome on all devices includes “what Google calls, ‘Widevine Content Decryption Module’”. Some companies that want to use HTML5 may see this as beneficial to protecting their assets. Link: http://www.muktware.com/5397/html5-drm-comes-all-chrome-os-devices
At the recent SXSW, Sir Tim Berners-Lee reportedly said during a post-presentation question & answer session, “If we don’t put the hooks for the use of DRM in, people will just go back to using Flash.” (Link: http://boingboing.net/2013/03/10/tim-berners-lee-the-web-needs.html) Boing Boing’s … Continue reading
As described on the the W3C blog, this group is intended to provide input to W3C and its HTML WG on issues of encrypted media and DRM.