Originally Posted by Mujokan
Unfortunately the IP lobbying industry has been having a lot of success lately. In the end it is another aspect of the most pressing issue of our times, rich people using their money to influence politicians so that it is easier for them to become more wealthy. This is a feedback loop which has gotten out of control. But that is getting off the topic.
I'd say that it's 100% on topic. The entire point of DRM is to grab more power/control for corporations.
After all, DRM is useless for preventing piracy, but it's really good at eliminating consumer rights like fair use and first sale.