Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

DRM on HTML5 Video Makes Perfect Sense

Watts Martin:

Netflix is relying on HTML5’s upcoming video standards to allow content to be saddled with DRM. The free software crowd isn’t upset that Netflix is adopting HTML5 video, it’s upset that Netflix is helping to drive “non-free” web video. […]

They’re not doing this because they hate freedom, they’re doing it because it’s required by their business partners.