DRM has never truely protected the media.. and honestly most people are not going to steal it. so therefore money is being wasted on DRM and causing headaces..
So I buy a DVD of Dark City this weekend and it has a "Digital Copy included" sticker on the front. Cool. I would have gotten the disc anyway but OK, that makes the deal a little bit sweeter. And then I realize its a stupid DRM'd wmv file that can only be used on a windows machine and is not iPod compatible and to further complicate matters it can only be accessed one time after fussing around with some ridiculous code to get it off the second disc.
So what exactly is the point of offering this as some sort of "feature" if its incompatible with the players that 75% of the American public actually use? I know its all about the dealmaking and who pays you the most money to use their DRM scheme, yada yada yada. But what's the point of all those gyrations if the end result is just a bunch of frustrated customers wondering why they can't use the media they just legally paid for? And of course its all the more laughable because the elephant in the room is so obvious.... you can just rip the feature disc with Handbrake in about half the time it takes to deal with all those other DRM hoops anyway.