A confusão com os DRM (Digital Rights Management) continua... Investigadores makers como Peter Gutmann e Bruce Schneier têm criticado duramente os DRM no Vista:
A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection, Peter Gutmann
DRM in Windows Vista, Bruce Schneier
Um cheirinho deste último:
"Windows Vista includes an array of "features" that you don't want. These features will make your computer less reliable and less secure. They'll make your computer less stable and run slower. They will cause technical support problems. They may even require you to upgrade some of your peripheral hardware and existing software. And these features won't do anything useful. In fact, they're working against you. They're digital rights management (DRM) features built into Vista at the behest of the entertainment industry."