In fairness, until there is some sort of regulated online distribution network, every decent contentious game will do this. First and fore-most, this is a money business after all. Sure, ethically maybe its wrong, but ethically, the game shouldn’t really have been publicly banned the way it was. Doing so only raised public opinion of it. This is historically true with movies and games.
My only gripe would the publishers / developers would be that they made the game that it is.