The government is not going to spy on me via video games. Wow - black helicopters must fly over your house everyday or something. Contrary to popular conspiracy theories the government probably doesn't have enough time or manpower to do any such thing. Not to mention it is completely against the Constitution to spy on citizens without due cause - which is why you see all the fallout from the Bush admin's policy of wiretapping. It is illegal.
They don't have to influence them at all. They just have to get smart and team up with the right people for mutual benefit. So, EA may not care one way or another whether the government spies on you, and many elected politicians may not care one way or the other about people cheating at online games, but if there is a common interest there (the development, implementation, and acceptance of invasive software), then there's a match made in Hell.
And why do you think they are trying to do that? It is to protect US interests not to spy on citizens. We have always had really odd trade regulations in order to protect our own interests. And they can write as much literature as they want but the logistics of the matter is no one has enough manpower to enforce half the crap that is on the books. I just don't see your point and think you are making a big deal out of nothing here.
As I was trying to point out, the US government is already actively trying to out maneuver the EU globally by enforcing international trade agreements with very severe "intellectual property" enforcement policiers.
Yes it does and this is exactly how it is done everyday in every factory in every town USA. It is nothing new and it's certainly not rocket science. I've seen product ship to Dubai, Africa, Germany, England, Russia, etc. All required different things be done prior to shipment and some were required to meet local laws where they would be shipped...not just national laws. All that stuff is figured out and put on the invoice long before it is manufactured. It happens in every industry that has gone global and ships to many countries.
What could happen between UK and USA/EU transactions was simply that any UK product would have to strip itself of any invasive DRM features if they wished to export it. Meanwhile any product made in US or EU could be sent to UK with full DRM features. This wouldn't otherwise affect transactions. I can't see how; censored titles are a far worse form of restriction and it happens all the time.