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News Google, Microsoft and Netflix propose HTML5 media encryption

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 23 Feb 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt What's a Dremel?

    16 Dec 2011
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  2. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

    29 May 2008
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    Can't see how this could stop a video capture overlay (software or hardware) or (record what you hear) for audio.... but then someone here is bound to correct me!
  3. Jqim

    Jqim What's a Dremel?

    10 Jan 2011
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    It will never stop the capture of video it will only slow it down.

    what i want is some sort of internet media licence like a TV licence and with that yearly fee i am free to go mental downloading stuff. I would easly see myself paying £30 a month to watch whatever i want whenever and with NO ADVERTS!
  4. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

    7 Apr 2007
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    Seems sensible to me. Any required technology taken out of the hands of proprietary software and into a standard open format like HTML is a good thing.
  5. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

    8 May 2010
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    And that's exactly why you'll never get this ability. £30 a month for unlimited movies, TV, documentaries and sport? So basically you'll get every single premium bit of media ever available £30 a month?

    Imagine the scenario. We all sign up at £30 a month and everyone cancels their cable subscriptions, movie rental deals and stops paying for PPV. Even if the total number of 'subscribers' go up, the media companies' income goes down.

    It'll never happen, you'd never get a deal made between everyone and every single attempt to create this "All you can eat" scheme falls short of being perfect.

    Read this:

  6. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Minimodder

    9 Jul 2008
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    +1 if they really wanted to stop piracy this is the way to do it.
  7. SexyHyde

    SexyHyde Minimodder

    24 Jul 2009
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    how about they give people what they want. the difference between us-netflix and uk-netflix is stupid, thats the thing with paid for services they are so far off the pirate version. its about time they sorted out these licencing laws because once its on the net you can get it anywhere, so at least let people have the opportunity to buy it. we dont need DRM or pseudo-DRM we need the ability to buy the content, piracy has proven there is demand. the film and music industry deserves to go bankrupt imho.
  8. fluxtatic

    fluxtatic What's a Dremel?

    25 Aug 2010
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    This. Especially The Oatmeal. Until the feds kick my door in for all the damage I'm allegedly causing the media industry, I'm all right with the way things are - the pinks pay $150/mo for cable and spend the majority of their time watching the broadcast networks. Meanwhile, I don't pay a dime to watch whatever, whenever. No ads, no trailers, no BS. If I could get cable a la carte, things might be different. Until then, though, there's no way I'm paying at least $100/mo to watch the four channels I care about, while being forced to take 50 I don't (I don't really have a need for 4 shopping channels, 4 channels that broadcast in Spanish, a dedicated informercial channel, etc, etc.)
  9. JA12

    JA12 What's a Dremel?

    3 Mar 2010
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    "and only simple clear decryption is required as a common baseline."
    This whole matter is very simple and the proper answer can be expressed with a single word: No.

    DRM nonsense has gone far enough, we don't need more of it, we need to get rid of the existing ones so we don't get products that are already broken. What we need the least is broken standards.

    "extension to the HTML5 media streaming capability to add encryption for protecting copyright content"
    Copyright laws exist to protect copyrights. While copyright laws are very flawed and biased, they can be and are enforced.

    You can't play a game even in single player without connecting to the internet? Your movie doesn't play in your player and those that does, you have to watch first parts of it every single time? You can't find that latest album in the online music store, and those that you do don't work in your mp3 player?

    Just say no!

    "but I want to watch movies and listen to music"
    Yes. If I make a song, picture/photo, book, poem, or a movie, I won't be making any money if I don't sell it. With this nonsense, I can take your money and you still have to ask permission to use it, and I can deny that without giving your money back.
    "You wouldn't steal a car!" -I wouldn't buy that kind of car either. Besides, if that analogy would work in a digital world, I couldn't buy the car, just a copy of it. So because they sell a flawed copy, I would just let them keep their car, make my own copy of it, and only use the parts that I need.
  10. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

    28 Jun 2006
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    thought most of them are now using MS silverlight now
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