Posted on April 23, 2013 10:34 am

Netflix Wants To Go HTML5, But Not Without DRM

from the nicht-ohne-meine-ketten dept.

In a recent blog post, Netflix details their plans to transition from Silverlight to HTML5, but with one caveat: HTML5 needs to include a built-in DRM scheme. With the W3C’s proposed Encrypted Media Extensions, this may come to fruition. But what would we sacrificing in openness and the web as we know it? How will developers of open source browsers like Firefox respond to this?