There is a global movement to legislate and to enforce DRM and other stupidity as a part of ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). I doubt many would object to cooperation amongst nations to stop illegal copying of trademarks and such but ACTA is being pushed by the same folks who love DRM. These guys want to block access to the Internet for anyone accused of violating whatever and to punish anyone for possession of anything that can break DRM. I am not kidding. This is serious. If you love freedom on the web, you should oppose ACTA. You can by signing a petition. We do not accept padlocks on books or magazines. Why accept locks on digital media?
Even if all you do is backup your CDs/DVDs, the tools you use could be against the law in the regime being contemplated by ACTA. Oppose it. Access to copyright material should not expire when the CD does. The term of copyright is X years, not the life of a disc. Outsiders should not have the right to limit your use of information you acquired legally for your personal use. That other OS endorses DRM, hook, line and sinker. You do not have to accept that. You have a choice to use GNU/Linux which gives you the right to use software on your PC as you wish. Do not let them take that right away from you for any reason.
I have worked in places that had an official policy banning software like ping or nmap. How was I to do my job? This goes way beyond that. CD-ripping, file-sharing (legally), and back-ups, all reasonable uses of IT and the Internet, could be eviscerated by ACTA. Don’t let it happen without a fight. Already there are moves in particular countries to ban tools like bittorrent. Stop the nonsense. One does not ban hammers because they can be used by murderers. One should not ban useful tools of IT because they can be used to do illegal things. Ban the illegal acts, not the tools.