I don't always agree with the Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg, but his latest video missive (there is a print version, too) hits the nail right on the head:
"What we need is a new law from Congress, a law written from the perspective of the consumer and the internet, rather than strictly from the perspective of the copyright holders. The copyright holders deserve protection for their intellectual property, but we deserve some clear rules that would allow us to make more use of the digital content that we legally purchase than we have now."
It's worth watching the whole video -- Mossberg makes a variety of good points about fair use and the dangers of the DMCA.
(Thanks to Alex at Public Knowledge for pointing this one out to us.)