Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Nov 2013 22:49 UTC

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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Lawyers can and do put EVERYTHING they can think of covering any scenario imaginable in contracts and licensing terms. That does not make it legally binding because the terms themselves may not be legal.

It is up to Sony to attempt to enforce the terms by taking someone who violates them to court. The court then decides of there is a legal basis for enforcing the terms and if they have indeed been violated.

Most of this legalese is designed to prevent piracy of some form or another. I wouldn't loose any sleep over it.

Actually, now the US government to enforce.

Check out TPP

(Actually this should be it's own thread)

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