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Warning: Encrypted Media Extensions EME are coming

Discussion in 'Internet, Web and Social Networking' started by amusicsite, 12 May 2016.

  1. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/04/save-firefox

    "Encrypted Media Extensions" (EME) are like the HDMI encryption. Giving the content creators, or more accurately the companies that profit off it's copyright, the ability to restrict your access to their content.

    Not to those that pay or not pay or by which country you live in... No, instead by which browser and possibly operating system you use. Sounds like silverlight all over again. Or Apple's quicktime only live broadcasts with restricted platforms supported...

    In fact it's another case of you can already do this with other solutions. So why do we need it baked into the browser? Well obviously it's a ploy to control what you use to access the internet and more than likely a way for isps, governments or others to restrict access to media content not approved.

    I prefer a nice open internet were you can build your own proprietary systems on top of, where people can choose if they want to use it.