The new Sony copy protection is easily defeated by using a felt-tip or magic marker to cover the track on the disc that does the protecting. I'm sure the specifics on this can be found all over the net by now, since I just saw a story about it on the news.
BTW-Reguardless of how you feel about copyrights/intellectual property/napster/etc. , one thing you can be sure of:
The music and movie industry will continue to develop forms of copy protection, which will in turn be cracked 10 minutes later by some 13-year old.