You love your new MacBook and you love all things about it.  You legally purchase your movies, tvshows, music and software.  You are enjoying its sleek style and you decide you want to output your purchased movie through the new mini DisplayPort to DVI connector, into a projector to watch with your friends.  You have everything setup correctly and you select a movie in iTunes, click play and instead of the movie, you get a nice DRM message which says "This content cannot be played because a display that is not authorized to play protected movies is connected."  This is exactly what happened to a high school teach who was trying to show a Hellboy 2 clip to his students in a classroom.  The insanity of protected content just reared its ugly head once again, bringing more harm, than good. 


Now we know this is not Apple’s fault, but when someone pays for something, we should be able to use it when and how we want as long as we are not giving it illegally to others.  The good part is that not all movies in iTunes are protected, but the bad news is we have no idea which movies have HDCP or do not have HDCP.  The best thing Apple could do is inform us of which movies have HDCP with some sort of label, such as iTunes Plus.  For now, we will just have to buy the disc and get it into iTunes to avoid such unfortunate decisions by the content providers.