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Update 01.11.17: After speaking with the W3C's representative, I have made several modifications to the petition which more accurately reflect the relationship between the W3C, the EFF and the Media Extensions Working Group.
(For more background on this issue please visit: http://goo.gl/Y9bL50 )
The EFF, through the efforts of Cory Doctorow, and Ian Hickson through the WHATWG, want to force the W3C to, in essecence, break DRM support in common web-browsers, thereby preventing hundreds of millions of users worldwide from being able to legally view content from providers like NetFlix, Hulu, HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz and many other popular media brands.
The EFF has made claims that EME prevent security researchers from doing their jobs and yet they cannot provide one instance of when this has happened.
By denying the EFF's undue influence over the W3C's Media Extensions Working Group, consumers are taking back their rights to legally view their favorite content on their favorite devices when and where they choose.
We ask that the W3C Keep the EFF Out Of My Browser. The EFF doesn't represent consumer interests at large, just a very small minority of security researchers and consultants who are "anti-Hollywood" and anti-DRM.
We ask that the W3C quickly extend the charter for the Media Extensions Working Group and continue to support their valuable efforts to enable consumers to consume legal content when and where they like on the platform they choose.
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