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 CapEnt on Wed 13th Nov 2013 16:45 UTC in reply to "Comment by chainq"
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Not that simple.

Your local law may allow you to resell the game. The problem is, i'm pretty sure that no single law in world cover the very simple case that your software may depend on infrastructure outside your home country. That said, the EULA is very valid on the home country that the company's servers is based.

So here we come: it is legal for you to resell the game on your country, but the company that must activate the game for it to run on your console can refuse to activate it.

It is a huge legal gray area that we are dealing here.

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