I would actually argue the opposite: piracy exists because of DRM.
suggests either anchor drag or someone who cares enough to make it look that way.
It can't have been simple anchor drag...I need my daily conspiracy fix, damn it!
In the US, a company like 3M...$4 billion a year in profits...lobbying the Government to give $1 billion to a consortium of 20 companies.
So why can't an interested company with $4 billion a year in profits invest 1/4 of a year's profits to this consortium rather than begging the Government for help? Seems to me that if they are truly interested in innovation, they can take some of the risk as well.