Windows Vista includes content protection infrastructure specifically designed to help ensure that protected commercial audiovisual content, such as newly released HD-DVD or Blu-Ray discs, can be enjoyed on Windows Vista PCs. In many cases this content has policies associated with its use that must be enforced by playback devices. The policies associated with such content are applicable to all types of devices including Windows Vista PCs, computers running non-Windows operating systems, and standalone consumer electronics devices such as DVD players.
Now, computers can play DVDs, but it is upsetting to think that this technology can reduce my computer to the functionality of a standalone DVD player. The paper goes on to answer twenty questions regarding DRM and media playback in Windows Vista. While the questions do directly relate to concerns brought up in the previous paper, often the answers sidestep the issue at hand completely. It is a good read nonetheless.