It's a massively important area of discussion, with huge social implications. However, because it comes under the "geek umbrella" - most people choose to ignore it or 'switch off' from the conversation.
"Digital Rights, and what "feature creep" can achieve in terms of illegal/immoral operation."
It's something that I think needs to be put in the forefront of the public psyche - in so far as legal issues are regarded by the majority.
Leaving social issues to a group of people often stereotyped as having negligible social skills doesn't seem to be a sensible idea.