DRM and the Challenge of Serving Users

Mitchell, Connectedness Blog, May 29, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

One of the reason content companies have been creating their own browsers is to be able to implement in-browser digital rights management (DRM) instead of relying on plug-ins like Flash and Silverlight. Open source browsers, such as Mozilla's Firefox, have no such incentive. However, as the web moves toward built-in DRM, even the open source browsers find themselves having to fall in line. So we move one step closer to the closed web, where you surrender your identity, surrender your choices, and (most likely) pay for the privilege.

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