The Sony rootkit-like DRM stuff was brought to more public light last week. Now, it turns out that the DRM code contacts a Sony site every time you play the album.
Enough is enough.
This stuff needs to be transparent. Users need to know the exact nature of the software that has been installed on their systems. Hiding techniques only hurt the honest people; features like this are speed-bumps to people with the knowledge and motivation to circumvent them.