Didn't SWTOR at first fight tooth and nail against going F2P and blamed it's beta testers for it? I mean, it's great that they were proven wrong that a f2p model could work, but I think they felt they were forced into it early on.
Some people obviously haven't been fanfiction.net, they'd probably have a heart attack! People who fantasize the rape and torture of children are sick and need help, but thankfully their stories are just that, fantasy. Instead of throwing the books at people, why not try and help them instead?
you can see the editing in the footage when the yellow things(butterflys?) fly across the right side of the video and there's a blur where the image was doctored. And that's only just what I noticed from watching it once.
Not that I condone the hate emails and death threats, but part of the reason they're receiving it is because often times that's the only way people can vent on the situation; too often, as stated in the article, there's nothing done more than grand speeches of "truth" and "justice" with perhaps a slap on the wrist.
And to add to your point, it's sad that people don't recognize that deleting something is far from erasing it's existence forever. All whoever was responsible did, was make it that much more obvious they have something to hide.
I'm getting really tired of the argument: "while it's possible the law can be abused, we don't intend for it to be abused so we'll leave it the way it is. Trust us we're the government and we've never gone back and abused something we said we wouldn't."