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Tell W3C: We don’t want the Hollyweb

Comments Off is organization a petition against DRM in HTML5. With some 16.000 already signed up, the goal is to reach 50.000 by 3 May which marks International Day Against DRM. It is interesting to see how blatantly they single out American content “owners” as the proponents of this scheme. Maybe it’s time to call for a full-out boycott of their content?

Also interesting is a an overview of the arguments against DRM, over at the Free Culture Foundation blog.

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Update to HTML5 Canvas Panorama Viewer

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I published the HTML5 Panorama Viewer last year, and have finally had the time to make some updates, including support on touch screen mobiles. I’ve tested on several browser for Android (bulti-in, Firefox, and Opera Mobile), as well as Safari on iPhone; it’s looking good, but please report any issues you might find. Known limitations include click and move lag on older phones, no support for history management in some browsers, nor multi-touch in most (thus no pinch-zoom yet).

Desktop controls:
Zoom in: double click
Zoom out: right click
Move: Hold and drag

Mobile controls:
Zoom in: double click (can be a bit tricky)
Zoom out: hold without moving for more than 2-3 seconds
Move: Hold and drag

Licenses: The JavaScript and HTML coded for the viewer is licenses under GPL3. The copyright of the panorama images are retained by the author.

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