A proposal to add a DRM layer for web audio and video has been rather controversial on the W3C HTML mailing list, as reported
by ars technica. The Encrypted Media Extensions
proposal authored by Google, Microsoft, and Netflix would add an optional layer for protected media content, but Mozilla and others, including Google's Ian Hickson who is the WHATWG HTML specification editor, have spoken up against the proposal. "'I believe this proposal is unethical and that we should not pursue it,' he [Hickson] wrote in response to a message that Microsoft's Adrian Bateman posted on the mailing list about the draft. 'The proposal above does not provide robust content protection, so it would not address this use case even if it wasn't unethical.'
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