It was definitely an exploit, but they can't punish everyone there's too many people! The worst they can do is take the games back, though we already have keys now so it's kind of a bit late. Any DVD disc would allow install and updates! Perhaps not online play, but I personally don't play online on half these games
Anybody have a list of games that REQUIRE origin to run? So far I have gone through half of them... and none of them do. I own one game that does though... Kingdoms of Amalur... still gonna check the rest.