W3C approves EME digital rights standard – with Electronic Frontier Foundation resigning

W3C approves EME digital rights standard – with Electronic Frontier Foundation resigning

By | September 22nd, 2017
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EME is an API which allows plugin-free playback of encrypted content in Web

browsers.


														
							

The wider issue is around digital rights management (DRM) for HTML5. DRM for the likes of music, as anyone who has ever tried to move songs they legally owned from one device to another in the old Windows Media Player days will testify, had a string of issues surrounding it. For streamable content, however, it can be different, as W3C director Tim Berners-Lee noted.

“If you’re going to watch encrypted content, it is safer in the browser where the security and privacy are provided rather than downloaded as an app,” said Berners-Lee. “A universal web must have content of all sorts: audio, video, text, interactive, maps and graphics. Some parts of the web are free and some are for pay.

The wider issue is around digital rights management (DRM) for HTML5. DRM for the likes of music, as anyone who has ever tried to move songs they legally owned from one device to another in the old Windows Media Player days will testify, had a string of issues surrounding it. For streamable content, however, it can be different, as W3C director Tim Berners-Lee noted.

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Nisheeth Bhakuni