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Christopher Allan Webber

@chr @nightpool (not serious because I am way overwhelmed. But of course you succeeded in making me fall into the trap of *wanting* to.)

hey buddy got any hash values that hash to themselves

ooh yeah that's the good shit right there

"EFF no longer believes that the W3C process is suited to defending the open web. We have resigned from the Consortium, effective today"

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that may have needed a CW
the CW would have also been "content addressed emojos"

DRM ruined my day (ruined my productivity at least)

More on the "sliding down the slope" stuff, in reply to someone questioning slope-sliding and advocating it at the same time

If you're opposed to the "fast lane for premium content / slow lane for everyone else" direction of ISPs in favor of net neutrality, then you should be opposed to "DRM for premium content, in theory a libre web for everyone else".

Same people fighting net neutrality are fighting for DRM. It's no coincidence.

"DRM opponents keep complaining about a slippery slope, where is it??"
*We've been sliding down it*, yo.

I'm not saying that to make some clever political point, btw (that's for Twitter), I'm just noting it to myself. I think lots of W3Cers were a bit taken aback and confused about how much some people care about DRM, and I never managed to convey why that was.

I don't know how to say it any other way. If I tell you how to bypass EME, just that act is breaking the law. Same if I wrote a script to do it. We can't even *talk* about this software without taking on legal risk

@mala Thanks for all the work you've done on it. Your "EME is a DRM-shaped hole that only DRM fits in" comment from the roundtable the night of the DRM protests in Boston is an explanation I've used a lot since.

it's been weird in this whole W3C battle, that so many of the behind-the-scenes arguments in favor of EME that have been made to me have been how outdated copyright is, and how DRM needs to be improved, and so many of my behind-the-scenes counter-arguments are about the law threatening perfectly reasonable actions, and innocent people going to jail.