I don't like it, but it isn't going to stop me from buying Ivy Bridge. As the article you linked says,
Originally Posted by uaaquarius
So basically, unless you specifically go out and try to access these DRM protected services, this functionality sits idle. It's a sad waste of CPU space either way, but I don't REALLY care as long as they don't start enforcing it all over the place.
Originally Posted by Intel
My solution to avoiding this anti-feature is simple: don't use any software that takes advantage of it, and actively boycott any services that try to make you use it. So if Netflix turns this on, or Amazon, or whoever, you can count me out. They won't get money from me for this travesty. I'm paying for the CPU to do computation, not prevent me from doing things that might cost Hollywood money. It's going to end up costing them even more money in the long run, because I refuse to give money to a corrupt culture that strong-arms the technology companies to service their fascist agenda. I am still in control of the software that runs on my machine, and believe you me, I will not let anything run that uses this defective by design functionality.
After all, it only adds probably $5 to the price of the chip. If Hollywood wants half of that $5 from Intel for every chip they sell, whatever, go ahead and take it. You're gonna need it, you greedy sons of...; you won't get any more from me.