I find this discussion - that I inadvertently started - intriguing if not altogether surprising.
In a democratic (relatively speaking) country such as UK, we maybe have both views and laws that are somewhat different from less democratic countries such as USA. There are even differences in the legal framework between Scotland and England in many respects. What is common to both Scotland and England, however, is the supremacy of the individual over corporate entities. In many areas of the law, individuals cannot "give away their rights" even if they want to, contract defaults must always be positive rather than negative and the Courts will always favour the private citizen over the commercial company so long as no criminal offence has been committed by the individual.
Examples of this are that no "manufacturer's warranty" can give the consumer lesser rights than they have under common law or statute law, no retailer can tell a consumer to "take up a problem with the manufacturer" and statements such as "by downloading this software, you agree...." have no legal force - a consumer would have to positively agree to conditions rather than having them imposed by default (and would then have a statutory cooling-off period to change his mind.)
There are costs, of course. One of the reasons that some types of goods (including cameras) are slightly more expensive in UK is that manufacturers/distributors/retailers have to cost into the retail price the consequences of their customers having substantial legal consumer rights.
Relative to this discussion, the right of the citizen to freedom of speech and freedom of information would always take precedence over any attempted "gagging order" by a corporate entity.
Edit to PS - If you want to see the type of discussion we had about the Beta of LR4 in January 2012, click here