FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle
I don't believe that DRM has any real effect on reducing the amount of piracy a game gets. I frequent some private torrent sites and I consistently see games up either the day before release or very shortly after, with full working cracked .exes and other workarounds. On the other hand, I personally have experienced DRM problems when buying software legally as a consumer, in some cases so severe I was unable to boot the product. And of course, software cannot be returned to the store, so that is cost that I must eat.