What I find even more irritating than the DMCA is the US thinking their laws apply everywhere else. When in the US I can understand it but if the US wants their law to apply here then I want a vote too. I don't believe that just because congress unilaterally says their laws apply everywhere in the world means they actually do.
In the EU their are stupid restrictions but they are different: almost anything, including a look and feel, can be protected by copyright but with lots of complications. Thankful the some decisions made by the EU have stopped various people removing fair use from copyright law.
I would like the law to go further: it *should* be illegal to erect barriers that limit my ability to exercise my rights under copyright law, period.
Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice.