One more time a favorite DVD (CARS, yes I like smart-assed animation) got the much dreaded and permanent scratches yesterday thus relegating it to the junk yard and meaning that my $15 was spent for a product that died just from repeated use. I have two conclusions about DRM. First, the folks who passed it into law were idiots. Second, Apple must have made a lot of contributions to Republican PACS to get DRM passed and thus increase the value of their digital download monopoly. Probably both are true.