This all reminds me when the Internet went down during a StarCraft II tournament, and the audience started chanting "We want LAN!".
This kind of control which only limits the player doesn't benefit anyone. Internet is paid, it's access is limited, and is unfortunately nowadays part of the minimum requirements for a person to install and play a game they legally bought.
This only increases piracy, since they don't have to deal with any of this crap.
But hey, most people apparently don't care about any of this.