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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How is that news?
by toast88 on Wed 13th Nov 2013 22:27 UTC
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2009-09-23

I have nearly 100 Japanese Nintendo 64 games and ALL of them state with a big label on the back "For sale and use in Japan only. Rental prohibited, second hand sale not allowed."

I bought all of them used and I don't live in Japan.

So what?

Sony can write whatever they want in their TOS, they can't overrule actual law:

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exhaustion_doctrine

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