Another real world example of why DRM is evil Between the Lines ZDNet.com
The article talks about changes a Dutch ISP is making to their music offerings. Users were able to purchase albums for download and listen to them on their PC. This was not a subscription, or piracy, but a legitimate purchase. After the fact, the ISP and Music Provider are changing the license and discotinuing the customers access to their music by changing the copy protection software (DRM).
On 2007-01-01, it's the electronic equivalent of a music company coming to your house and taking back a CD.
Copyright law can be boring and complicated, but it is becoming more and more important every day.
And these DRM changes won't stop at the EU border.