Oh dear. EA's threatened to ban users from its official Spore forums for causing "arguments" about DRM. This doesn't just mean banning from the forums: this means having your account banned, thus rendering you unable to play your copy of the game. Yep: that means you'd have to buy another copy if you wanted to carry on playing.
A mod comment from this thread:
SecuROM as been discussed and discussed so much and it causes arguments in threads. If you want to talk about DRM SecuROM then please use another fansite forum. If there is any change you will be able to read it on the official Spore site.
Please do not continue to post theses thread or you account may be at risk of banning which in some cases would mean you would need to buy a new copy to play Spore.
You are not going to lose your game for posting a comment. It is okay to discuss issues on this forum as long as it's done in a respectful manner and there are no personal attacks. This includes the DRM and other controversial issues. Just keep it civil.
Just you keep your nose out of trouble, y'hear? Thanks, Shacknews.