WTF? It has nothing to do with DRM. It's just some settings that need played with. Creative cards are just crypic in their mixer board and have been for about 5 years now. No one's ripping music over the microphone but 1st graders. Recording broadcasts and catching music on the feed is another aspect, but still possible and not killed by DRM. I do it constantly with the X-Fi and GuitarRig so that I have the backing tracks.
Every time I sign on to chat with MPC mates, I have to go through a bazaar Haitian chicken dance with X-Fi settings, but it's repeatable and possible.
What you hear brings in massive feedback though. It plays back what you hear. If you talk, it plays you back talking. It might not even be the angle you're wanting to pursue. But if you want, you can get WYH enabled in Win7.
Now I gotta do the chicken dance again to get WYH OFF.