I continue to wonder when the Open Source community is going to take DRM seriously. As near as I can tell, it hasn't happened yet, in part because of their general antipathy towards rights, patents, copyright, and Intellectual Property generally.
Maybe the winds of change--ok, mild breezes-- can be detected. Check out Alexander Grunder's article My Inner Struggle with Microsoft, Linux, and DRM. Snippets:
...companies who use technologies to protect their content (Digital Rights Mangement – aka DRM) need to offer licensing to the Linux community as well, unless they want to inadvertently give an open invitation to hackers to make their content playable on their platform (case in point: DVD playback).
Furthermore, and this point is one you never hear brought up, is that any producer who releases digital media content embedded with DRM protection technologies for the general consumer market MUST have playback solutions available for ALL platforms (YES, including Linux, and any other open or closed operating systems). The reason I say this is because of the DVD playback fiasco, which is STILL NOT supported on Linux.