The music industry, Hollywood movie studios and other companies who create content are always out for more DRM to be added at every turn. These content creators are always concerned with people getting access to their content without paying for it and this fear led to a massive uprising in the amount of DRM we all have to deal with. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced that it’s moving forward with plans to add DRM to HTML 5.
Adding DRM to HTML 5 sets the stage to allow browsers to be designed that can ignore user commands to download protected content without authorization. You may be surprised where the idea to add DRM to HTML 5 first came from, the source is Tim Berners-Lee.
You also have to wonder if DRM is implemented in HTML 5, since browsers know where you are based on your IP address, if your own browser might be able to turn you in if you download photographs or other content to share on social media. I don’t think WC3 will be able to convince most web users that more DRM is the answer to anything.