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Steve
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Re: Mozilla agrees to add DRM support to Firefox

said by antdude:

Boo!!!

What would you have them do? How does this hurt you?


siljaline
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Mozilla mourned its own actions in a blog post:
quote:
We deeply, deeply want to move the industry to a different solution where each one of us remains our own authority over our computers and our lives. We’re engaging on both the content and the technology sides to explore new technologies and welcome everyone who’s interested to work on alternative solutions.
Since Chrome’s rise, Mozilla has hardly any weight to thrown around. Other browser vendors have already signed on for native DRM support, and if Mozilla doesn’t play along, Firefox could gradually become useless for users of streaming video and audio services. Hypothetically, it would mean that Web goers would have to choose between Firefox and Netflix — or Hulu, or Spotify. Firefox doesn’t stand a chance against Game of Thrones.

Mozilla’s temporary solution is to make DRM implementation an option in Firefox. In addition, Mozilla details that it has “surrounded the closed-source portion with an open-source wrapper,” which allows it to “monitor and better understand the scope of activities of the closed-source code.”