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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A storm in a tea-cup
by Bengar on Tue 12th Nov 2013 05:54 UTC
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Just because Sony throws some random text into their end-user license agreement doesn't make it law or enforcible. All it gives them is an extra claim if they ever take a reseller to court for breach of contract. It's up to the court to decide and most places it would probably be thrown out due to other conflicting civil laws such as the first-sale doctrine.

If anything I see this as a potential launch pad for a legal challenge at big resellers such as GameStop. Though in the US back in 1987, Nintendo lost its case against Blockbuster when it tried to stop it from renting out NES video cartages. So I can't imagine Sony having much luck here with the banning of PS4 resales.

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