What’s that IP lawyer doing inside this Macintosh?

Take an Apple Macintosh bought in Europe. Insert a European-bought DVD for the first time. The DVD drive is encoded for region 1. The DVD is region 2. You can change the drive’s region code 4 more times. Enter your password to change the drive’s r…

Take an Apple Macintosh bought in Europe. Insert a European-bought DVD for the first time. The DVD drive is encoded for region 1. The DVD is region 2. You can change the drive’s region code 4 more times. Enter your password to change the drive’s region code.Why, precisely, is this kind of hassle necessary, again? And why, precisely, is it that this particular industry can’t leave its consumers alone with the products they have bought, but always finds another way to harass them?