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W3C support of DRM will hurt Web experience, critics say

Antone Gonsalves | Oct. 8, 2013
The World Wide Web Consortium has bowed to pressure from content providers calling for more copyright protection in the HTML 5.1 spec, a move critics say could lead to a user-unfriendly web.

Last month, the Motion Picture Association of America released a study it claimed showed that search engines, such as Google, were playing a "significant role" in taking people to pirated movies and TV shows online. Hollywood is lobbying Congress to pressure search engines into not directing users to illegitimate content.


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