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 weckart on Tue 12th Nov 2013 12:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by chainq"
weckart
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2006-01-11

I am sure the EU has pronounced on this to that effect, however, the wording did state that it would not be unlawful if the vendor implemented DRM or some other mechanism to prevent reselling. In such a case, the purchaser would not be entitled to reverse engineer nor implement some other mechanism to defeat the software block on reselling for the purposes of reselling.

Local laws in Finland may be more stringent, however, and local laws are the only ones that count.

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