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PSN's New User Agreement Bans Class Action Lawsuits
Old 15 September 2011, 16:56   #1
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Sony has released a new Terms of Service Agreement for the PlayStation Network. It appears on section 15 of the Terms of Service, there is a clause that prevents you from participating in class action lawsuits against Sony. No, this is not a joke. Don't believe me? See for yourself.

"Any dispute resolution proceedings, whether in arbitration or in court, will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class or representative action or as a named or unnamed member in a class consolidated, representative or private attorney general action, unless both you and the Sony entity which you have a dispute specifically agree to do so in writing following initiation of the arbitration. This provision does not preclude your participation as a member in a class action filed on or before August 20, 2011."

Update: EA and Microsoft came up with a similar clause.

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Old 15 September 2011, 17:06   #2

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Fuck you Sony.
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Old 15 September 2011, 17:27   #3
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I can see the courts invalidating provision.
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Old 15 September 2011, 17:38   #4
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Yea there is no way this is a resonable term, I dont think any court would honor it.
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Old 15 September 2011, 18:00   #5
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Thats what corporate USA is all about, take your rights away, steal your money and sue dead people. What ever happened to corporate innovation, service, goodwill and BRAINS?
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Old 15 September 2011, 18:20   #6
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I have a feeling this won't go unanswered. Last time Sony messed with the public, they were rewarded with a massive retaliation by the hands of hackers. I'll not be surprised if it happens again.

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Fucking assholes, a new reason to hate this SHIT anti-trust corporation, i hope Anonymous fuck them again.
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This is illegal so don't worry about it. There is no way they can force you to give up your constitutional rights. This is actually good news. An unconstitutional clause like this makes the entire agreement nonexistent in law. Which means you can do whatever the fuck you want with your PS3, there is nothing stopping you because that agreement is completely in violation of law.
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Depends on what happens. If they pull something nasty, may they lose. Wouldn't want to be taken advantage of. Having said that, what more than popping in a disk and playing would you want from a closed box? It is a closed box for a reason - simplicity and a sure-fire enjoyment of service(no asshole moron hackers ruining things, like that happened with CoD). I don't see SONY messing with providing a clean playing environment. I see them as doing good with PSN - they at least let people play for free - as it should be. And if you want fancy things, pay for PSN Plus - choice is yours.

Improvizor - didn't bother to read the agreement, but what da heck can be the problem? It is a closed box, and it should be as simple as popping in a disk and enjoying w/e game you want - hacker free. What can SONY do? What would they do? Why would they do anything to mess with that? IF they cross a line, sure, let them get hacked by Anon - BUT NOT THE PSN - that's HURTING THE PEOPLE THEY'RE SUPPOSEDLY PROTECTING! Hack the people behind a problem warranting such action. But, if they go too far, they deserve jail time...
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Can the hackers stop messing around with credit card companies and releasing our info on the internet, and please target Sony, and other corporations?

Or perhaps do the world some good and target countries like Iran, China, etc. And release their "secrets".
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