Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Apr 2010 09:39 UTC
Games I think we need to start a digital rights category or something (the next version of OSNews will have it, for sure), because we have yet another article about this subject. After Sony removed the Other OS feature from the PlayStation 3, a European PlayStation 3 owner successfully secured a partial refund from Amazon under the European Sale of Goods Act. Sony has now retaliated, stating it is not going to reimburse retailers.
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User Agreement could be Void!
by Cripplord on Fri 16th Apr 2010 10:31 UTC
Cripplord
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2010-04-16

The arguement that the user agreement and terms and conditions state they reserve the right to remove features does not in UK law necessarily give them the right to do so.

In UK law NO contract (which is what the terms effectively are) in ANY circumstance is aloud to contradict the law doing so can be ILLEGAL the sales of goods act is written into law therefore stating you reserve the right to "change the product" (negatively) is not aloud and would not(or should not) count in court. an example of this rule would be if you purchase an item from anywhere that states "SOLD AS SEEN no returns" if the product is faulty not as described or breaks within unreasonable time you ARE aloud a refund because "no returns" is not valid as it contradicts the LAW. not only that if in the UK you even see a sign stating "No returns or refunds" they are breaking the LAW for misleading the public.

so Sony i put it to you if you get this messege. READ UK and EU law AGAIN and stop hiding behind terms that are not LEGAL!!!!!!!! and therefor mean NOTHING!! the product has lost a feature it was sold with bring it back or refund!!

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