Examining the digital rights management debate on HTML5
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has added its weight to the likes of Google, Microsoft and Netflix requesting digital rights management (DRM) for the HTML5 web standard.
And it’s safe to say that it’s not the most popular idea in the industry.
Given that Flash is now on its way out, HTML5 appears to be the way forward for browsers. But the idea of an open standard being hit with DRM, locking down browsers so users can’t access content the browser thinks it’s not allowed to...