Please get the facts correct here. The news.com article, and the one above, completely miss the purpose of the petition. This petition had nothing to do with DRM. The text of the petition clearly states “we the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to create a new exception to copyright law that gives individuals the right to create a private copy of copyrighted materials for their own personal use, including back-ups, archiving and shifting format”. The petition was about allowing people in the UK to legally back up copies of their CDs and DVDs, and translate them into other formats such as mp3, all of which activities are currently a breach of copyright law within the UK. It had nothing to do with the technology which may, or may not, prevent people from doing so.