If IPS is a company that prides itself in doing the right thing then do the right thing.
Those people are having what they paid for removed.
I don't have such a license but there will be a time when something like this will happen to me by IPS. I would like to hope the community would show their support and not rigorously defend a bad decision. It's not like someone is going to give you gifts just for defending the brand by sucking up.
I had a single category that had uploaded images where the links were listed. I can't seem to re-enable it. Where is the feature? The images haven't been deleted thankfully, but I'd like to get this fixed pretty soon.
That is very disingenuous if you're trying to say all the law does is raise awareness. It takes webmaster particiaption, not just government. If you take a look at the computers of the users you'll still see cookies that didn't have notices. See cookie law video above. I'm not against countries regulating or getting involved with the Internet, but it has to make sense and benefit people.
The EU could have instead made policy of raising awareness. Those users still have those cookies and nobody benefited from the law. The EU could have even developed browser plugins (or something similar) themselves. I don't see what this has to do with the NSA.
Deleting posts allows users to self-moderate if they decide not to cause trouble or remove their reply if the whole post they wrote up was a mistake from misreading as examples. Could make it not possible to delete if someone replies.
I sometimes make stickies with guides that might have images that break, URLs that may not work, or advice that is out of date. Sometimes I might make a spelling or grammar mistake. I would hope and expect any user to report my content if it is against the forum rules, harmful, or unfair.