Firefox 38 Launches with Controversial DRM Feature

Default configuration will support DRM-protected video services like Netflix.

The Mozilla Foundation has launched the latest version of the Firefox web browser with controversial support for DRM-protected video in the default configuration. The new feature, which currently affects the Windows edition, allows the user to play HTML5 video that uses Adobe CDM for digital rights management. This change will allow Firefox to support Netflix and other online video rental services that require DRM technology.

Bowing to pressure within the FOSS community, Mozilla is also releasing a version of Firefox 38 that does not include CDM support.

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