Just seems like obstructions to freedom of speech.
Your legislated freedom of speech means not a lot here. This is due to the simple fact that this is not a public space. It is, for lack of a better term, personal property, and just as you can do certain things within the confines of your own land, that you cannot do in the public square, so too, can rules here be of a different nature than in a public space.
We cannot condone piracy, theft and illegal behaviour here. It would simply open up 40konline to a multitude of lawsuits from GW (primarily) for breaches of their copyright. As such, we safeguard ourselves, and you all, and the continued existence of this Community, by enforcing a strict view on the dispersion of copyright-protected material. If you have an issue with this, that's fine, but as long as you are a guest on Raine's privately owned and funded forum, you will have to comply with the rules, or else we will be sadly forced to show you the door.
I understand why this could be viewed as an unnecessary restriction of your freedom, but in order to maintain the existence of this forum it is required of us to safeguard ourselves, legally.