World Wide Web Consortium abandons consensus and decides to standardize DRM

World Wide Web Consortium overruled dozens of members' objections to publishing a DRM standard without a compromise to protect accessibility, security research, archiving, and competition. EFF appealed the decision which concluded with a deeply divided membership. Only 58.4% of the group voted to go on with publication. This is an unprecedented move in a body that has always operated on consensus and compromise.

 

Country: Global

Domains: IG

Tags: appeal, EFF, DRM, W3C, consensus

Posted on Tuesday 19 September 2017

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