Link to forum thread.
To sum things up: A guy was banned for 3 days for the statement 'So you sold your soul to EA?', based on an auto-ban feature of the forums (Enough people clicking 'Report this post'). This prevents him from registering a store-bought game to his account, meaning he can't play the game.
3 things immediately spring to mind here:
1) Any company that ties forum accounts to verification of games together are just plain stupid. You could avoid situations like this by making sure game authentication is, at the very least, not tied to whether you're allowed to post on the forums. Seriously, who does that?? Hi EA.
2) Blocking a user's access to single-player games they've legally bought, due to almost any concievable occurance, is a no-gain situation for you as a company. So why do it?
3) (Insert long paragraphs about how large game companies are, for the most part, absolute (Insert censored words here))
The game industry as a whole is really taking a wrong turn, and has been for a while. Heres to hoping that the rising popularity and exposure of indie games will help alleviate the pain that is EA/Activision/etc.