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: Disc-based software
by AndyB on Tue 12th Nov 2013 14:00 UTC in reply to "Disc-based software"
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2013-03-22

I think "Disc-based Software" means you can't copy the software and resell it. Note that it does not say you can't sell the disc.

I read it this way as well!

If you try to sell the software itself without the disk (ie rip the data from the disk) then you are effectively committing piracy, which is what they mean. Similar wording is on current PS3 titles and it doesn't stop second hand game sales on the high street!

As a side note, didn't all this EULA crap get sorted out when Apple tried to stop people making hackintosh's?

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