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222w ago - With the PS3 Firmware 3.30 update, Sony has [Register or Login to view links] a new Terms Of Service and User Agreement - Version 6.0 (April 21, 2010).

The most interesting is paragraph 11, to cite:

11. MAINTENANCE AND UPGRADES

From time to time, it may become necessary for SCEA to provide certain content to you to ensure that Sony Online Services and content offered through Sony Online Services, your PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system or other SCEA-authorized hardware is functioning properly in accordance with SCEA guidelines.

Some content may be provided automatically without notice when you sign in. Such content may include automatic updates or upgrades which may change your current operating system, cause a loss of data or content or cause a loss of functionalities or utilities.

Such upgrades or updates may be provided for system software for your PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, or other SCEA-authorized hardware. Access or use to any system software is subject to terms and conditions of a separate end user license agreement found at [Register or Login to view links].

You authorize SCEA to provide such content and agree that SCEA shall not be liable for any damages, loss of data or loss of functionalities arising from provision of such content or maintenance services. It is recommended that you regularly back up any archivable data located on the hard disk.

Is it just me, or is Sony trying to cover their bottoms?



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semitope's Avatar
#27 - semitope - 222w ago
These guys don't care about losing consumers at all it seems. They figure you are addicted to the playstation network. It's really damn strange; I wouldn't expect them to get THIS paranoid.

SuperDre's Avatar
#26 - SuperDre - 222w ago
Well those terms are illegal according to european law, especially the option about automatically update WITH cause of data loss..

Denbo44's Avatar
#25 - Denbo44 - 222w ago
Here is the email I received from PlayStation(R)Network on the subject. Maybe we should all terminate at the same time?
We are writing to provide you with notice of changes to the SCEA Terms of Service and User Agreement and Privacy Policy, which will be effective starting April 21, 2010.

Please visit [Register or Login to view links] to review the new terms and policy. The revised Terms of Service and User Agreement and Privacy Policy apply to PlayStation(R)Network account holders and their Sub Accounts. The revised Privacy Policy also applies to any visitors to SCEA websites.

If you do not agree with the new Terms of Service and User Agreement or Privacy Policy, please contact Customer Service to terminate your PlayStation(R)Network account(s) and do not visit PlayStation(R)Network or our websites. Continued use of your PlayStation(R)Network accounts by you or your associated Sub Accounts means that you agree to the new Terms of Service and User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Continued use of any SCEA website means you agree to the new Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions or wish to terminate your accounts, please contact Customer Service at [Register or Login to view links]

Sincerely,

PlayStation(R)Network

danielonys's Avatar
#24 - danielonys - 222w ago
Oh my God, with bigbrother apps maybe we can be banned !!!! $ony is winning the war... AND where's GEOhot, where are these hackers !!!

makakep's Avatar
#23 - makakep - 222w ago
I wish to know what data or content or functionalities or utilities are needed to be deleted. I want to download and use it on my 3.15.

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