...The best thing we can do, as consumers, is make sure to educate people about what the ultimate motive of the industry is... taking away consumer choice, and forcing us all into a pay-per-view scheme in which we never 'own' a copy of anything....
Common sense tells you that you will not show up for work tomorrow if your employer stops paying you; quid pro quo. The cats are out of the bag for DVD and Blu-ray copy protection. It only makes sense that a new one will be implemented to protect the assets of the owners. It's unfortunate that honest people pay a price for this as increased cost of the product and inconvenience in the use of the original copy.
I think we've come full circle. When VHS first came out there was no copy protection. Studio's more or less trusted the public and saw an opportunity to make money; yes, maybe even more money than they already were. Copy protection came because people didn't fully respect "Fair use" and people who created the product were loosing money.
The story will continue as a dog chasing its tail and technology will continue to drive the arguments.