How DRM would kill the next Netflix (and how the W3C could save it)

The W3C’s Encrypted Media Extensions system is designed to allow companies to prevent their competitors from making products that work with theirs, even in legal ways. For example, when Netflix started, it put DVDs in envelopes and redistributed them, charging money to let hundreds of people watch a movie that had only been paid for once, even though the studios objected. – Electronic Frontier Foundation via Boing Boing