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W3C proceeds with Web video encryption despite opposition

W3C proceeds with Web video encryption despite opposition | The Machinimatographer | Scoop.it

The Web standards group is going ahead with its Encrypted Media Extensions technology despite some opposition, arguing it's a step in the right direction.

 

The World Wide Web Consortium has decided to go ahead with a technology that will let companies like Netflix stream encrypted video using Web sites -- against the wishes of the Free Software Foundation, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and 25,600 petition signatories.

 

The Web standards group announced the move Thursday, to nobody's surprise. Entertainment-industry players had approached the group three years ago to discuss the technology, Microsoft has been helping develop it, and Google already has built the specification, called Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) into Chrome.

 

The standard doesn't actually handle encryption and digital rights management (DRM) to govern who gets to see or copy video. Instead, it provides a standard mechanism that lets a browser call upon a plug-in that handles the work. In other words, it enables encryption but doesn't do the encryption itself.

 


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Nicolas Weil's curator insight, May 11, 2013 5:59 AM

Ars Technica's Opinion : "DRM in HTML5 is a victory for the open Web, not a defeat" http://goo.gl/BNHh1

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Netflix: System Architectures for Personalization and Recommendation

Netflix: System Architectures for Personalization and Recommendation | The Machinimatographer | Scoop.it

In our previous posts about Netflix personalization, we highlighted the importance of using both data and algorithms to create the best possible experience for Netflix members. We also talked about the importance of enriching the interaction and engaging the user with the recommendation system. Today we're exploring another important piece of the puzzle: how to create a software architecture that can deliver this experience and support rapid innovation. Coming up with a software architecture that handles large volumes of existing data, is responsive to user interactions, and makes it easy to experiment with new recommendation approaches is not a trivial task. In this post we will describe how we address some of these challenges at Netflix.


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Nicolas Weil's curator insight, March 28, 2013 1:15 AM

A major contribution in the OTT architecture information pool.