What could EA do if Origin detects something illegal on your computer?

#21kingofjamaicaPosted 9/5/2011 6:18:50 PM

From: lordseth | Posted: 9/5/2011 8:00:46 PM | #016
Well, name the reasons then, why EA SHOULDN'T have the ability to see the contents of your hard drive


The 4th amendment...
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#22themerchant8Posted 9/5/2011 6:24:52 PM
1:Hide porn in the programs folder
2:Origins scans it
3:Some guy at EA sees a picture of Lupe Fuentes and mistakenly reports you to the police for child porn.
4:Eventhough she was a 19 year old pornstar and charges are dropped, everyone that hears about the case thinks you're a sick pedophile.
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This actually happened to a New Yorker, except instead of EA Origins it was customs.
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#23SPYDER0416Posted 9/5/2011 6:50:58 PM

themerchant8 posted...
1:Hide porn in the programs folder
2:Origins scans it
3:Some guy at EA sees a picture of Lupe Fuentes and mistakenly reports you to the police for child porn.
4:Eventhough she was a 19 year old pornstar and charges are dropped, everyone that hears about the case thinks you're a sick pedophile.
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This actually happened to a New Yorker, except instead of EA Origins it was customs.
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There are probably millions of not Steam fanboy people in the world who already have Origin on their computer, and of all those people there is bound to be a large amount of them who indulge in owning pirated software and having young pornstars on their hard drive.

Yet, with all these people and the fact that the EULA has been the same all these years for the EA Store, no such incident has happened. So seriously, this is getting absurd and there is nothing to back up the crazy statements Origin haters are making.

#24loki1936Posted 9/5/2011 6:54:26 PM
"Yet, with all these people and the fact that the EULA has been the same all these years for the EA Store, no such incident has happened. So seriously, this is getting absurd and there is nothing to back up the crazy statements Origin haters are making."

Point is they shouldnt have the right to.
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#25The_nibletPosted 9/5/2011 6:56:16 PM
Point is the USA could start WW3, will they, no, could they, yes.

Point is North Korea could probably start WW3 will they... well that's a bad example they seem pretty crazy.
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#26themerchant8Posted 9/5/2011 7:01:32 PM(edited)
The 4th amendment...

Doesn't apply to private individuals with private individuals. Also, the constitution is a joke because The People have decided that rights shouldn't apply to people they don't like.
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#27DixonCoxxorzPosted 9/5/2011 7:35:02 PM
spyda0058 posted...
I can understand your thinking when you say, X.x% of people have illegal software on their computer but does that make it O.K?

Regardless, I doubt Origin is going to be looking for pirated mp3's or illegal copies of Microsoft Office. And I'm pretty confident they won't care about your porn collection. My speculation is that Origin is primarily there to determine if users have illegally downloaded versions of EA published/developed games and to use user's data for advertisements.

Geez, I think the whole Origin's deal has been blown way out of proportion. It's isn't Skynet coming to take over your machine and it isn't '1984' with Big Brother watching your every move.


Aye, people don't understand that EA isn't out to police the internet; they're only out to make money. Origin will just be snooping for pirated games published by EA, but I'm sure they couldn't care less about the rest of your pirated software since there's no money in it for them. Regardless, these scans better not take place while I'm in a game.
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#28davnilPosted 9/5/2011 7:53:53 PM
Well EA"S not my Dad so they can go and just die if they try to prosecute me for have something illegal on my pc
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#29Ryyaann_Is_Band(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2011 8:11:13 PM
So what if they detect an EA game that was pirated??
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#30kingofjamaicaPosted 9/5/2011 8:50:13 PM

From: Ryyaann_Is_Band | Posted: 9/5/2011 11:11:13 PM | #029
So what if they detect an EA game that was pirated??


Hard to say. They could theoretically alert the proper authorities and have them draft a warrant to search and seize your computer, then charge you with piracy.

Other than that there's nothing they legally can do I think, aside from limiting your access to Origin. I assume there's a clause in that EULA and TOS that states they can suspend access for any reason they see fit. Most of those types of documents have such a clause.

It's not like they can go in remotely and uninstall the game, or lock up your computer, or remove access to other games acquired legally. That would be incredibly illegal on their part.
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