It would be a terrible shame if someone put one of their CDs into a machine that happened to control some part of the infrastructure here in the U.S. that is responsible for people's lives, and that machine happened to fail, because then they would be guilty of industrial terrorism. And that would be bad.
If that first link above makes your eyes glaze over, a simpler version of the story can be found at the WFMU blog, where I found the story in the first place.
Don't buy copy protected CDs. And if you happen to get one, join a class action suit. They need to get spanked hard for rootkitting people's machines like this.