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.