jtbthatsme: I would imagine that the last sentence under that clause is their out as simply put it implies that the newer contract would be the valid one and as someone else stated there is most likely updated EULA with the DLC that you bought when you purchased the the digital version.
Nope, that clause is in the EULA that came with the digital version. EA hasn't sent a notice stating terms have changed.
Now if you were prevented from playing the original alone without the DLC as in the first one you bought now due to the forced upgrade to Origins (same happened to me when I bought Sims 3 for $10) I installed through EADM then it said a update was available changed then changed to Origins but then again if that's how it's got to be to play I will put up with it. I also use Steam occassionally with no issues.
That's exactly what has happened - I cannot reinstall the original game without accepting the update to Origin. Accepting the Origin update changes three key parts of the EULA I accepted, namely: can't resell, can't play without Origin staying on my PC, and can't sue. Another thing that has changed, regardless of whether I accept Origin or not, is that if I don't use the game and let it login to EA servers regularly they can delete the game from my account after 24 months. According to EA, the only way to keep the game is to keep using it with regular online connection.
I do agree though that the good old days of buying a game and installing it was how it was done. Now more and more your needing some sort of bloatware store front like Origins and Steam to play (personally though I have no issue with either just would be good to install games without needing these).
You could look at getting a fixed / cracked exe for the game you have bought it so should be able to do it that way I'm not advocating downloading the game illegally but a cracked / fixed exe is a good way to save on having to install these and also helps save the need for the physical disk to be in the drive. I know it's not ideal to do it this way but like I said it will remove the need for Origins.
I didn't mind the "good old days" but it was a pain to have to play with discs in a drive and keeping track of serial numbers was not exactly user-friendly. It's great to have a ten-year-old game sitting in a box to dust every once in awhile but a damned nuisance if you wanted to play that old game only to find the serials missing. Online activation was a step-forward in that respect.