reply to kd6cae
Re: Good stuff... Ok, that's fair enough. I agree - I rarely get my full bandwidth on BitTorrents. But I think that most people get "enough" throughput, and many people do 2, 3, 5, 10 BTs at a time to max themselves out. It's these "chronic" leechers that concern the powers-that-be and its these users that the copy protection is aimed at. These people, I imagine, won't pay regardless of the format or DRM limitations.
I have no problem with DRM as long as there's a way to associate yourself (or your "account") with certain devices. So you could play the media on your computer, CD player, iPOD, etc, but couldn't transfer it to a device registered to another account. Apple does it this way with iTunes and it generally works. That's fine by me.
I don't agree with HBO (or anyone) wanting to completely eliminate the ability to DVR their programming, but I don't begrudge them trying to keep their property safe by reasonable DRM.