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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by Ford Prefect on Tue 12th Nov 2013 08:05 UTC in reply to "Re:"
Ford Prefect
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2006-01-16

These laws already exist in Europe! In Germany it was never allowed to have such terms in an EULA. They would just render the whole EULA void. So that's why in every German EULA you find a term describing that the rest of the EULA will not be void.

In Germany you always have the right to:
- resell the software
- produce a personal copy of the software for backup
- disassemble and change the software┬╣
that you buy.

Yes, you read that correctly. It is quite a good protection of the consumer.

For example, OEM distributors tried to prevent people from re-selling the software that was packaged with their computers. They always failed in court.

┬╣If needed to make it run for your purpose

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