Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of July 10th…
Amid Unprecedented Controversy, W3C Greenlights DRM for the Web
Im an article for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Cory Doctorow write, "Early today, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards body publicly announced its intention to publish Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)—a DRM standard for web video—with no safeguards whatsoever for accessibility, security research or competition, despite an unprecedented internal controversy among its staff and members over this issue."
Photobucket Is Holding People's Photos For "Ransom"
Late last month, Photobucket changed its policy so that if you want to host your photos there and post them to another website - your eBay seller page, or perhaps your blog or website - it’s going to cost you $400. People are pissed, saying it’s tantamount to holding their photos for ransom, a form of extortion.