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: Comment by chainq
by aliquis on Tue 12th Nov 2013 06:36 UTC in reply to "Comment by chainq"
aliquis
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I'm pretty sure such EULA is directly against the law in most EU countries. At least in Hungary (where I'm from), such EULA is a contract, but all contracts which go against the local law (which explicitly permits reselling of your own personal copy) are automatically invalid. So you can still sell the game you bought, despite what invalid lawyer brainfart the EULA contains.

Anyway, I have plenty of ideas what things we should do with Sony's lawyers and managers, despite it's against the law. But they don't care about that, so why should we? ;)
Should be illegal / have some punishment to use such language anyway because it may affect what people dare to do / they may follow it regardless. I assume not the whole contract becomes invalid? Though that would had been something.

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