Mozilla accepts DRM: The last Holdout for the Open Web has fallen

NO Fair Use / Wiki Commons

NO Fair Use / Wiki Commons

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a class of technologies that are used by hardware manufacturers, publishers, copyright holders, and individuals with the intent to control the use of digital content and devices after sale; there are, however, many competing definitions. With first-generation DRM software, the intent is to control copying; With second-generation DRM, the intent is to control executing, viewing, copying, printing and altering of works or devices.” (1)

Mozilla is giving in to pressure from Hollywood, Netflix, et al, and will be implementing its own third-party version of DRM(2)

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