Developers Urged to Learn to Love DRMAdded: Thursday, July 4th, 2013
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
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The head of the web standards body W3C claimed that developers have to embrace DRM as a method to prevent different parts of the web being walled off. Some of the industry observers are afraid that the W3C will include DRM as part of the new HTML standards.
However, Jeff Jaffe, CEO of the World Wide Web Consortium, admitted that this was the lesser of two evils. He said in the interview that suggestions to provide a hook for DRM-protected media within HTML are essential to help prevent such scenarios where film studios remove movies from the Internet in order to protect them from piracy.
Jaffe explained that if this doesn’t happen, the danger is that such media will be available only via native applications rather than the browser. Jeff thinks it’s in the interest of every netizen that protected material remains available on the Internet, and that DRM can be regarded as a compromise.
In case the owners of premium material who want DRM fail to get their way, they’ll end up providing their material behind walls. Jaffe wanted the Internet to be a universal platform, so it can’t be good when data finds its way into walled gardens or into closed apps. He also pointed out that the latest plan didn’t involve standardizing proprietary DRM systems, but it still won’t be excluded from the web platform. Jaffe believes that the compromise is a set of open APIs which provide a standard framework to bring in this material via plugin, but where the plugin isn’t standardized.
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