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April 18, 2017 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Just Net Coalition Voices Concerns About W3C

The Just Net Coalition (JNC) issued an open letter to Tim Berners-Lee, the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), that objects to W3C’s recommendation of the Encrypted Media Extension (EME) standard “because of the danger it poses to the interests of the billions of people who already as a direct consequence of W3C's continued acquiescence have had dangerous and opaque DRM code installed on their device without their consent or even knowledge. … The official recommendation of EME by W3C, in default of substantial considerations of user rights and control by you, the Director of the W3C, will spread dangerous DRM to even more people across the globe, including developing countries in the Global South where DRM will cause tremendous harm. Although this seems to be an obscure issue of standardization, the spread of DRM represents a clear challenge to social justice.”

The JNC is asking for endorsements from organizations and individuals by April 27, 2017.

For more information, read the letter.

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