Jonathan Fildes, Science and technology reporter for BBC News has written a good article on the arms wars between security and DRM technology providers and hackers.
The Microsoft DRM system used by the BBC's iPlayer has already been cracked and people using the trial version of the player have already been able to strip programmes of their DRM.
At its launch, Ashley Highfield, director of future media and technology at the BBC admitted: "Piracy is always going to happen."
It is a view shared by Mr Mulligan [Mark Mulligan of JupiterResearch]
"The bottom line is there will never be a watertight digital rights management solution" he said.
The view is disputed by people within the movie and music industry.
"DRM is not going away," said Mr Gooch [director of technology at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industries (IFPI)].
And so until one side wins out, the game of cat and mouse will continue.
In addition, many DRM and copy control systems were designed in anticipation of their being compromised. Thus AACS was designed as a renewable system. Even more sophisticated is Blu-ray's BD+ programmable security.