said by quibbly:
And for those that like when a larger company steps on you, thats ok. I'm one of those people who will fight for my rights.
Umm... that would be the right to play videogames, as guaranteed by the 38th amendment? :-P You're going to lose, and here's why: most vendors retain what is known as the "right to refuse service". Unless they are discriminating against you because of your race, ethnicity, religion, sexual preference, or whatever and you can prove that in court, you're probably going to lose; Even Balance doesn't need "proof" to kick you off their service, this isn't a criminial proceeding where you get judged by a trial of your peers. Especially since you admit that EA tried to "make it right" by offering to replace your CD key. Save yourself a hundred grand or two, lodge a complaint with the BBB and call it a day.--