Use the (PureDigital) Dakota Digital Camera with your PC: "Software has been written for Windows, Mac, and Unix/Linux that can download pictures from these cameras. Due to an incredibly stupid American intellectual property law known as the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA), everyone (myself included) have been hesitant to release their software until now. While I (a non-lawyer) reading the text of the law find no reason that this software should violate it, this law has been 'creatively' applied against the makers of a variety of seemingly non-infringing hardware and software. For a more in-depth look at the DMCA and how it could possibly apply to a device (and pictures) you LEGALLY OWN, check out John Maushammer's DMCA page."
Interesting page on hacking $11 'disposable' digital cameras to allow direct downloads and manipulate the focus lens.
Yes, this is another paper-thin business model exposed by some dudes with knowledge and soldering irons. Typical legal fallout expected within the week.