New standard enables copyright enforcement violating users’ rights

The World Wide Web today stands at a crossroads, as its standards body, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), considers the demand of big content providers to provide them with the facility to be able to control user devices for ensuring that their content is not copied. This facility is called the Encrypted Media Extension (EME), which enables these companies to put digital rights management (DRM) into the user's browser, whether the user wants it or not, and whether such restrictions are as per the user's local national laws or not.

Country: Global

Domains: IPR

Tags: W3C, standards, web browser, copyright, DRM, Encrypted Media Extension

Posted on Thursday 13 April 2017

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