Has anyone caught up with this story? I can see both sides of the argument. On the one hand I can see W3C thinking that DRM is here like it or not, so we might as well specify an API as a standard.
On the other hand I can’t help feel that this is the ‘big end of town’ dictating how the Internet infrastructure should go forward from here in order to maintain their dominant position. My experience is that these kind of decisions have unintended consequences that only come to light once the genie has been let out of the bottle. Guess only time will tell.