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Re: [tor-talk] Firefox, Adobe, and DRM

Some information to read on the subject:

..."Although Mozilla will not directly ship Adobe's proprietary DRM
plugin, it will, as an official feature, encourage Firefox users to
install the plugin from Adobe when presented with media that requests

Luckily it won't be installed by default so it is easily left out. Sadly
the code to implement this DRM capability is included in Firefox. If
Mozilla ever attempts to implement this DRM code it into Firefox and not
make it optional, then Tor will have a major problem on its hands. Sad day.


On 05/15/2014 01:08 PM, paul@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I just received a message from the Free Software Foundation
> advising me that Mozilla has climbed in bed with Adobe
> Corporation and will implement digital rights management,
> DRM, in FireFox.  Until now they had not supported DRM. 
> They claim to take this act to preserve market share, but it
> would not surprise me if money changed hands as an
> additional encouragement.
> TOR is not about DRM, but if TOR continues to use FireFox as
> the basis for its browser, then the nose of the DRM camel
> will appear under the wall of the tent.  Some of us have
> assiduously avoided DRM, and TOR was one way to do so.  Will
> it continue to be?
> The source code for FireFox is available free and so the DRM
> code could be striped out before making it the TOR browser.
> doing so, however, will require additional effort; is TOR
> prepared to take on this task? 
> Paul
> --
> Paul A. Crable.  Portland, Oregon.  U.S.A.
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