Originally Posted by murraypaul
The difference is that while they might legally both be considered wrong, most people would consider the first not to be morally wrong. People's actions are driven by morality as well as legality.
They are also driven by money, and ficbot is right; given the choice between spending $15 and then breaking the law, or spending $0 and then breaking the law, many will choose the cheaper route.
Though it would also depend on the penalty for breaking the DRM removal law vs. the penalty of breaking an anti-piracy law.