When you hop online with your PlayStation 3 or PSP console next, the PSN Terms of Service update you will be asked to agree to states Type 2 content (outlined below) may be unavailable if you don't renew your subscription immediately at the end of each period.
Essentially this means your PSN and PS1 games, PS3 and PSP Minis and PlayStation 3 downloadable content may become inaccessible if you don't keep your subscription current.
To quote: "There are two types of Subscriber based downloadable content, split neatly into those that you can re-download after your subscription ends and those that you can't.
Type 1: Premium Avatars and Themes, which, so long as you download when originally available you can re-download after you end your subscription.
Type 2: PSN games, PS1 games, Minis and "Premium Game Elements" which we assume is a fancy word for DLC. This, as you'd expect, will no longer be accessible for use after your subscription period expires, even if you downloaded it before expiry.
The PS3 will turn on automatically every 2 days to check for system software, game patches and game demos. Firmware updates won't be applied until you've accepted the terms."
I suppose (although inconvenient) one could always turn off the switch on the back of the PS3 console or unplug it... At least any PS3 hacks or holes found will work for at least 2 days between automatic updates though, eh?
WTF?!!! (Pardon my language) What are these guys at $ony thinking?? It reminds me of that cartoon show "Pinky and the Brain" ... Even PS3 users who couldn't give a rats behind about hacking or piracy or even the OtherOS must get pissed off right now!
yeh im startin to get jacked off with this crap, its gettin confusin, stupid and unfair but hey its $$$ONY so they can do what they like as long as they give a new TOS to accept you thinking im gonna read all this? just press accept I do, but to be quite honest I should call my lawyer first!!