Andreas Gal describes
why and how
Mozilla will be implementing the W3C Encrypted Media
Extension in Firefox. "Firefox should help users get access to the
content they want to enjoy, even if Mozilla philosophically opposes the
restrictions certain content owners attach to their content. As a result
we have decided to implement the W3C EME specification in our products,
starting with Firefox for Desktop. This is a difficult and uncomfortable
step for us given our vision of a completely open Web, but it also gives us
the opportunity to actually shape the DRM space and be an advocate for our
users and their rights in this debate.
" This implementation will
include a closed-source "content decryption module" supplied by Adobe.
It will be interesting to see whether distributions will be able to strip
this stuff out and still use the "Firefox" name.
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