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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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Bishi on Tue 12th Nov 2013 02:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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Buying no longer means a change in ownership of goods, but an exchange of money, with no goods exchanged. Now you pay to look at things, not to own them.

Or at least that's what I think the sentence above means.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

I knew the hippies were right!

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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by HappyGod on Tue 12th Nov 2013 03:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
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Yeah, I knew what he was trying to say. It was more the self-referencing nature of the sentence.

Kinda reminded me of the whole 'GNU's Not Unix' thing.

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