Article: September 2011 Archives

PlayStation 3Last week, resourceful users of Sony's PlayStation Network examined the updated Terms of Service for the PlayStation Network and noted that the new agreement forbids users (unless those users notify Sony, in writing, within 30 days of accepting the agreement) from participating in a class-action lawsuit against Sony. On the most obvious level, this is just Sony's legal department trying to protect the company from liability in case something happens such as when the PlayStation Network went down for nearly one month. Some commentators are up-in-arms arguing that the new terms-of-service are anti-consumerist. That's a moral argument. Here at FI, we want to make a practical argument. Business models have changed substantially since the PlayStation 3 console was launched, and constant changes to the PlayStation Network terms-of-service are doing material harm to owners of the console. Read on for a more detailed explanation...

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