[2vilug] Fwd: Tell W3C: We don't want the Hollyweb

  • From: Luca Migliorini <luca.mglrn@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 2viLUG <2vilug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:27:50 +0200

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Da: "Free Software Foundation" <info@xxxxxxx>
Data: 17/apr/2013 04:17
Oggetto: Tell W3C: We don't want the Hollyweb
A: <luca.mglrn@xxxxxxxxx>

[image: Stop the Hollyweb! No DRM in

Dear ,

Hollywood is at it again. Its latest ploy to take over the Web? Use its
influence at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to weave Digital
Restrictions Management (DRM) into HTML5 — in other words, into the very
fabric of the Web. Millions of Internet users came together to defeat
SOPA/PIPA, but now Big Media moguls are going through non-governmental
channels to try to sneak digital restrictions into every interaction we
have online. Giants like Netflix, Google, Microsoft, and the BBC are all
rallying behind this disastrous proposal, which flies in the face of the
W3C's mission to "lead the World Wide Web to its full potential."

We're not going to let this happen. Sign the petition to help us reach
50,000 signers by May 3rd, the International Day Against

On May 3rd, we'll deliver your signatures to the W3C in an eye-catching
stunt that's sure to make headlines and make it impossible for the W3C to
keep pretending this isn't a big deal.

Some have mistakenly thought this proposal would finally end the use of
proprietary browser plugins like Silverlight and Flash. In reality, this
would only make it easier for companies to achieve the same purpose via
hooks in HTML itself. The difference would only be on paper; in practice,
users would experience the very same unethical restrictions, platform
incompatibilities, and device limitations as with proprietary browser

In addition to signing, you can:

   - Build momentum: use this
share the petition far and wide.
   - If you have a Web site, paste in this code to embed our Hollyweb image
   as a link to the petition:
   <a href="http://www.defectivebydesign.org/no-drm-in-html5";><img src="//
   static.fsf.org/nosvn/dbd/drm_to-do-share.png" alt="Stop the Hollyweb! No
   DRM in HTML5." /></a>

If you want to learn more about the myths around this issue, the Electronic
Frontier Foundation has an excellent write-up which covers all of the
misleading discussion around the proposal and how, no matter what platform
or browser you use, this puts the Web as we know it at stake. Read it

Thanks for speaking up,
John, Libby, Zak, and Kyra

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