An article by John Borland, Staff Writer, CNET News.com includes:
The controversy over Sony's copy protection highlights two ideas of property that are clashing as the technology and entertainment worlds converge.
But if some computer owners have shown a lack of respect for intellectual property rights, Sony's invasive content protection tools displayed a similarly tone-deaf attitude to consumers' sense of ownership over their own PCs, critics say.
My answer to the question: It is *MY* personal computer (PC), and I should have the right to control it. Any software which controls my computer should require my informed consent, with any other software being clearly unlawful. If the entertainment industry does not wish to respect my property rights they are free to not sell to me (regulated by various laws such as competition law), but are not free to unlawfully attack my property rights.