Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Nov 2013 22:49 UTC
Games

Sony, June this year:

"PlayStation 4 won't impose any new restrictions on used games. This is a good thing," said Tretton, to huge applause from the audience in attendance. "When a gamer buys a PS4 disc, they have the rights to that copy of the game."

Sony's Software Usage Terms, updated today:

6.3. You must not lease, rent, sublicense, publish, modify, adapt, or translate any portion of the Software.

7.1. You must not resell either Disc-based Software or Software Downloads, unless expressly authorised by us and, if the publisher is another company, additionally by the publisher.

Liars. Similar language has been found on the boxes of previous PlayStation models, but that's hardly a comfort.

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RE: Unenforceable
by drcoldfoot on Tue 12th Nov 2013 01:19 UTC in reply to "Unenforceable"
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It USED to be unenforceable. It's very enforceable now. Lets not forget the time they killed the "Other OS" in the PS3 with a simple online SW upgrade. But conceivably, a mandatory account can be enforced on the PSN or even on their own network via the game designer. DRM/Activation is extremely enforceable with today's internet ready consoles albeit not exactly via Sony themselves, but the hardware and firmware is their at their disposal. If it wasn't an option, it simply wouldn't be internet ready.

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