EA apparently has broken a court order
http://vividgamer.com/2011/03/10/ea-fai ... on-age-ii/
The Spore lawsuits which EA lost mandated them to always disclose the DRM or DRM mechanisms in their EULA, they have not done so with DA2, breaking a court order that many lawsuits brought on EA.
Reclaim Your Game, a gamer consumer rights activist group, may take action. Criminal charges could happen as a result.
This issue is unrelated to the forum and game banning but surfaced alongside with that.
This is becoming an interesting day for gaming.