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Tim Berners-Lee on Why HTML5 Needs DRM

Oct 14, 2013, 12:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Moody)

A couple of week ago, I discussed the awful idea of adding DRM to the official HTML5 standard, and where that would lead us. More recently, Tim Berners-Lee wrote a piece about openness that included the following comment:

The W3C community is currently exploring Web technology that will strike a balance between the rights of creators and the rights of consumers. In this space in particular, W3C seeks to lower the overall proprietary footprint and increase overall interoperability, currently lacking in this area.

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