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[2]: Comment by chainq
by aliquis on Tue 12th Nov 2013 06:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by chainq"
aliquis
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"I'm pretty sure such EULA is directly against the law in most EU countries.


I can vouch for at least Finland in that that such a rule is totally non-enforceable, Sony cannot forbid re-sale of items like that. The law rather clearly says that if it is sold like a shelf product it is a shelf product and all such items can be sold at the buyers' discretion, with or without permission from the manufacturer or place of purchase.
"What if the shelf product just hold a key which can only be used once and let you download a game?

I assume one can't enforce resell rights on Steam games? What about Steam games bought in a store?

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