As someone who works in the industry I completely understand the urge to protect you products. Which is why we use such a mild form of this type of software. As a gamer though I have to seriously disagree with some companies abuse of it. When I purchase a game I don't want to have to worry about how many times I have installed is I want to put it on a new computer. I also don't want to have to be connected to the internet to activate the game when there are so many other avenues available to the company at hand. I can't say for certain that any kind of DRM helps to prevent any kind of piracy but I can say that most types are a huge inconvenience.
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00208
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle