DRM patent

(via /.)

It looks like Alan Cox has filed for a US patent on DRM. Though I'm neither a fan of software patents nor a fan of DRM, I do like the description of DRM offered in the preamble: [a] rights management system monitors and controls use of a computer program to prevent use that is not in compliance with acceptable terms.

If more technologists could describe DRM in this fashion, perhaps our government might be more willing to examine it's impact on users?