Interoperability and the W3C: Defending the Future from the Present

This, ladies and gentlemen, is only part of why digital rights management (DRM) is so fundamentally dangerous to our basic liberties.

Imagine a new, disruptive company figured out a way to let hundreds of people watch a single purchased copy of a movie, even though the rightsholders who made that movie objected. The new company charged money for this service, and gave none of it back to the movie’s creators. That’s exactly the business model that a controversial project at the Web’s premier open standards organization seeks to prevent.

Source: Interoperability and the W3C: Defending the Future from the Present | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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