Ecept that's crap. Just about everything is freely available on the Pirate Bay. Everything is released on DVD still which while technically hsa DRM, it's so thoroughly hacked that it may as well not have.
The people who download stuff from the pirate bay are not consumers, they are pirates. The argument about DRM does not apply to them because they don't ever use DRM-encumbered media. DRM is not designed to stop the people who identify themselves as pirates; it is to prevent those people who would balk at being called that (and wouldn't dream of loading torrent software) but who see no problems with copying an album or a movie to give to a friend. Morals are not absolute. While there is no difference in downloading something from the Pirate Bay and being handed a CD from a friend to rip onto your computer, there are people who see this as two different moral levels. The former is seen as stealing, while the latter is legitimate because it's just their friend's CD.
My point has always been that people will accept DRM if it is not onerous (that is, as long as they don't have to do anything for their media to play like connecting to the Internet when there is no other reason for them to have to do this). Equally, the general public will not copy something to give to a friend if it seems onerous or if there is the vague idea that somehow there duplication might be detectable. I think that the old days of handing around physical media made casual copying much more acceptable because it felt like you were lending something physical to someone even though they got to keep the contents of that physical media.
With digital files it's a bit different, especially if you have client software like iTunes to manage it. I asked my mother-in-law (who regularly buys music from the iTunes store) whether she thought she could give a copy of an album to someone and she had no idea. The concept of ownership is blurred when the music is attached to accounts and accessed with special software. It didn't occur to her that the music had a physical form (as a file) so she has never once thought about being able to duplicate any music, despite her and my wife regularly sharing CDs with each other.
Like a lot of people, she doesn't care if her music and TV shows have DRM on them; ll she wants is to be able to play them. And that was the entire point of my original post.