WWW 2013

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the internet.

It was founded by Tim Berners-Lee. The consortium is made up of member organizations which maintain full-time staff for the purpose of working together in the development of standards for the internet.

In 2012 and 2013, the W3C started considering adding DRM-specific Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) to HTML5, which was criticised as being against the openness, interoperability, and vendor neutrality that distinguished websites built using only W3C standards from those requiring proprietary plug-ins like Flash.