Notice the attempt to equate opposition to Rights Destruction Technology (to so-called “copy protection”) with piracy? A guy doing a ‘rent-rip-return’ is not a pirate. After all, he paid to rent the disc, didn’t he? He’s not 100% kosher either but to call him a pirate is like putting a kid who shoots a pigeon with a BB gun and a kid who shoots his friend with .357. Pirates work on a large scale, mostly in Asia, Russia and the Far East. Notice how seldom there are actual busts of “pirates” in the US or EU? Sure, everyonce in the while some j*****f gets arrested at a garage sale with a bunch of DVDs he’s burned at home and printed labels with his inkjet. But that’s not a professional pirate, that’s a moron begging to have the silver bracelets slapped on. The fact is that none of the RDTs out there do ANYTHING to stop real pirates. They defeat these “copy protections” with zero problem and place orders with DVD/CD factories and distribute them through out East Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe. DRM is nothing but a prelude to figuring out how to charge us for every time we watch a DVD or listen to a CD. It’s the only thing that makes any sense. Because every attempt at obstructing our Fair Use Rights has completely failed and will fail; and the new “copy protections” are often defeated BEFORE they hit the market. Gee–how do you think that happens? The guy with the jeans and the laptop slipping a $20 to a kid at BestBuy to get a copy of DVD X a week before its due to be released?