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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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Embedded Metadata Manifesto initiative: how metadata should be embedded and preserved in digital media files

Embedded Metadata Manifesto initiative: how metadata should be embedded and preserved in digital media files | The Machinimatographer | Scoop.it

This is where you find information about embedding metadata into digital media files.

 

The Embedded Metadata Manifesto defines five guiding principles for creating and storing metadata, so important data is carried with the file wherever possible.

 

The Embedded Metadata Manifesto is an expression of a business need by those who use metadata. It is addressed to the parties adding and managing metadata and to the vendors of hardware and software whose systems enable media and metadata workflows.

 

It is known that metadata is often ignored or dropped from media files as they are passed through a workflow. The Embedded Metadata Manifesto raises awareness about the squandering of this business value.


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