Y'know, the music industry's attitude towards its customers is entirely encapsulated by those idiotic labels they put on CDs. You know, the ones on the top spine, that you have to remove before you can open the disc, but which turn into gummy shreds as you try to do so? We should not be surprised that a business that thinks this is a good way to deal with shrinkage also thinks Digital Rights Management is a good idea. There's a common attitude of contempt for their customers that runs through the whole thing.
(I have now successfully opened our new Rolling Stones boxed set. This process should not take 15 minutes...)