We are having the same problem in Canada with a lack of understanding of this critical communications rights issue. When I sent in a complaint about the DVD-CCA to the Competition Bureau, they did not feel the need to do any investigation or publish any information about the complaint (as they do with other complaints). I was pointed to their own Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines as a justification for their position.
Reverse-engineering of any file format for the purpose of creating compatible communications tools must be recognized right. I fundamentally believe that any 'hardware assist' for communications, whether it be eye-glasses, VCR's, or personal computers, must be under the control of the citizen and not a third party (See Corollary on my personal homepage)
As a submission to Industry Canada during the copyright consultation process, I documented my use of FLOSS based DVD players and how I believed what the DVD-CCA was doing should be declared illegal. Regardless of what countries declare my actions illegal, I will continue to do so as a form of civil disobedience against public policy I am simply unwilling to live with.