Couch EME in whatever words you will, but no matter the words or rationalizations, it effectively legitimizes DRM, one of the most anti-user technologies around.
Imagine if in the web’s infancy, EME had existed and provided a common W3C-blessed API to apply DRM to images–jpg, gif, etc. Would the web be the success it is today if media companies used EME to control the images people could see, download, and share in the web’s early days? If Time Warner was able to dictate how we could view and share the dancing baby gif?
The web is for users, not for media megacorporations. *We* have the leverage here, and it’s up to *us* to imagine and implement the brightest and most open future we can for users–not the most profitable future we can for corporate interests. Corporations may be dragged along kicking and screaming, but be dragged they will–if we realize that *we’re* actually the ones with the leverage here.
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