It’s the bane of every consumer: digital copy protection. You find it on games, DVDs, music CDs. It’s everywhere and it’s damned annoying. Sometimes it can be extreme, such as the rootkits installed by some Sony CDs. Sometimes it’s easily broken, such as with HD DVDs. But no matter what, it doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do, which is keep people from pirating copyrighted material. What it does do, on the other hand, is hinder legitimate consumers from being able to fully utilize the very things they paid for.