Lowering Your Standards: DRM and the Future of the W3C

Posted by BernardSwiss on Oct 18, 2013 9:52 AM EDT
EFF.org; By Danny O'Brien
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We're deeply disappointed. We've argued before as to why EME and other protected media proposals are different from other standards . By approving this idea, the W3C has ceded control of the "user agent" (the term for a Web browser in W3C parlance) to a third-party, the content distributor. That breaks a—perhaps until now unspoken—assurance about who has the final say in your Web experience, and indeed who has ultimate control over your computing device.

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