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That's interesting, because Brave has Widevine off by default and includes this notice in the preference UX for enabling it:

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Google Widevine Support

Google Widevine is a piece of Digital Rights Management (DRM) code that we at Brave Software do not own and cannot inspect. The Google Widevine code is loaded from Google servers, not from our servers. It is loaded only when you enable this option. We discourage the use of DRM, but we respect user choice and acknowledge that some Brave users would like to use services that require it. [info link to https://www.eff.org/issues/drm]

By installing this extension, you are agreeing to the Google Widevine Terms of Use. You agree that Brave is not responsible for any damages or losses in connection with your use of Google Widevine. [info link to https://www.google.com/policies/terms/]

Enable Google Widevine support [button label]

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You can view this as a DRM mandate canary if you like. It's still in Brave 0.13.0. That's all I have to say for now.




We don't even load the DRM module (CDM) until that pref is enabled, note well.




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