Tom's Hardware site has a useful article by Wolfgang Gruener on the need for consumers to understand DRM. The context is a discussion with graphic chip company ATI. Snippets:
ATI is one of the hardware companies that will support a range of technologies in future products, according to Godfrey Cheng, Director of the firm's Multimedia Marketing group. "There is no doubt in my mind that there will be more DRM in future All-in-Wonder (AIW) products in the future," he said in a conversation with Tom's Hardware Guide.
According to Cheng, there is no DRM in current AIW cards at this time. As a result, the company had to halt sales of the products when the "broadcast flag" as technology to protect digital television programming from copying was introduced. Sales recently resumed when the US court of Appeals ruled that the FCC didn't have the authority to mandate the flag. Cheng however believes that the broadcast flag will return sooner or later.