Tumbler wrote on Sep 18, 2012, 20:59: This. Kickstarter! Kickstarter! Kickstarter! Would anyone be surprised if these guys didn't have non compete clauses? When bioware was bought these guys were rockstars, maybe completing the last few products left them free and clear.
EA has been known to ignore and work around their competitors' non-compete clauses (see: Ubisoft vs. EA, 2006), which makes it more likely that they make their own ones ironclad and standard.