Vista locks down all the DRM functionality and actually reduces the quality of playback of some media. This includes both audio and video content.
As a company that creates music and video products, how can I use Vista to create, distribute and use legal media? I have read nothing to indicate that Vista has a model to allow 'authorized' use without causing problems.
Currently we use Windows 2000 and Linux products. If what we understand is true, Vista and future Microsoft products won't be viable options for us since prior to publication, media must be copied multiple times, edited, moved around, re-edited and often modified into various forms (trailers, etc.) before, during and after production. This naturally includes backups and recovery. If Vista is intent on prohibiting these uses, then Microsoft is intent on keeping their products out of the content creation and editing realm.
How do others deal with these issues?