Check out this conceptual art project that explores the use of digital rights management (DRM) in unorthodox ways. In this example, the artist, Thibault Brevet, ponders by what would happen if we attached self-destructing DRM to chairs.
DRM is already attached to some eBooks, limiting the number of times they can be checked out of lending libraries. This effort is upsetting librarians and library customers. Of late, ire has been focused on HarperCollins, a company that has implemented a limit on the number of times a book can be lent before it expires.