It's a valid issue. You want content you have to satisfy the content provider's requirements. Canonical is a company operating for profit trying to gain a larger marketshare. What do you think they'll do? Listen to some hippies on forums crying that DRM is wrong or go play with the big boys by their rules? You don't like it? Leave! Oh but wait, both OS X and Windows use DRM to restrict your content. Oh well, guess you'll have to learn to enjoy it. You always view these issues as if they are abusing you in some way but think about the content providers? Would you want the users to steal your product and give it away for free? Try to see it the way the content providers see these issues and you won't be so against it anymore.
They should probably close down some parts of the OS or obfuscate it some way. You can't have everything open when security is at stake. Remember: you own a license to use the software not the software itself.
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