Originally Posted by Faster_is_better
Its all about CYA with legalities. They might not need extra access to anything, but they leave themselves a door in case they ever do. EULA is made to protect the company, not the individual using the product.
Also in keeping their money, so they make a very open EULA that gives them room to work, without being sued all the time over specifics.
It's hard to pay attention to these things, most people don't even look at TOS or agreements when installing software, and you have to with near anything. What about google's policies? anyone wanna wade through their contracts and see what they can potentially collect from you?
That works fine, if other companies had similar policies. In this case they don't require as much access or freedom to use your info.
You have to ask why Origin needs to be so diff from Steam, impulse, etc.
Think of it this way. Most websites only require you to have a legitimate e-mail to gain access to their forums. A new website pops up and require a legitimate e-mail AND physical address to have access to their forums.
Some ppl may not care, but to others, it's a huge glaring difference that makes them ask, are they up to something? why do they want so much more than all their peers?