What Is Web DRM and How Does It Affect You?

Just recently the standards body for the Web approved a new form of Web-based DRM. This system, built specifically for handling DRM-protected video, was approved by the W3C after a contentious debate over the technical and ethical value of such a system. What does this Web DRM mean for you? What Is Web DRM? The new standard, referred to colloquially as Web DRM, is officially known as EME, or Encrypted Media Extensions. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) approved the framework at the behest of digital media giants like Nextflix who want to make distributing DRM-encumbered video a little easier for their end users. It’s… Read more


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