As discussed at The Escapist and other outlets, the end user license agreement (EULA) for EA’s Origin service contains some decidedly unfriendly terms. For those not-in-the-know, Origin is EA’s platform for digital distribution and, according to the marketing folks at EA, “lets you purchase and play your favorite EA games - any time and any place you want.” The platform also allows you “create a profile, connect and chat with your friends, share your game library, and effortlessly join your friends' games.” Best of all: “Origin lives where you live. On your mobile phone, on your desktop and on the web, Origin is always there.”
Wow - Origin sounds like a great service!
That is, until you become more familiar with the terms of the agreement and don’t happen to be a big fan of Orwellian thinkspeak.