On 23 March 2013 18:23, Matt Giuca <matt.gi...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I've two minds about this, because on the one hand, DRM really has no place
> in an open web specification. But on the other hand, if we don't give them
> (the media companies) a standardised way to do DRM, they will ignore the
> web platform and come up with their own proprietary DRM systems, such as
> stand-alone Windows and Mac binaries instead. Could that be even worse?

If it is standardised (from what I understand this standard only covers a
small part of what is required for DRM) then this could be used by media
companies to argue that DRM is ok, because it is "endorsed" by the W3C.
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