I recently picked up an interesting tidbit from the guys at TWIT (This Week In Tech). Word has it that the new Windows Media Player 11 will, by default, rip your CDs and apply the MSFT DRM to your ripped tracks. This means that CDs you already own become limited in how many times thay can be played, shared, etc. Do yourself a favor, make sure you turn off the default ripping options. For more information, listen to this podcast: Bad juju
The guys at TWIT do a much better job of describing and satirizing the issue.
This is a classic case of the big guys (MSFT and the recording industry) imposing thier will on users that they assume don’t have the brains to know any better.