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Sony Rolls Out New PSN Terms of Service & User Agreement V8

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200w ago - I just logged into PSN via my laptop to remove my credit card info after reading the last article PS3 Hackers Address Potential PSN Security Issues and Bans and the first thing it made me do was re-accept the revised [Register or Login to view links] Version 8 from February 16, 2011 similar to a few months back when it last changed.

Below is a V7 to V8 PSN TOS comparison for those curious:

--- v7.txt 2011-02-17 17:19:16.145507800 -0600
+++ v8.txt 2011-02-17 17:18:12.363281200 -0600
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-Version 7.1 (December 7, 2010)
+Version 8 (February 16, 2011)

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE AGREEMENT AND INDICATE WHETHER YOU AGREE TO ITS TERMS BY CLICKING THE "ACCEPT" OR "DO NOT ACCEPT" BUTTON AT THE END OF THE AGREEMENT. YOUR ACCESS TO THE PLAYSTATION NETWORK ("PSN") AND QRIOCITY SERVICES ("QRIOCITY") (COLLECTIVELY, "SONY ONLINE SERVICES") IS EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED UPON YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU CLICK THE "DO NOT ACCEPT"...

 

Sony Updates PSN Terms of Service to Reflect PS3 3D Gaming

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232w ago - Just a few weeks back Sony revised their PSN Terms of Service for PlayStation Plus, and this weekend Examiner.com (linked above) reports that the PlayStation Network TOS have been updated once again to reflect PS3 3D gaming.

According to Forum user TheShroomster, Sony is also sending out the new Terms via e-mail for registered users to review.

To quote from Sony's [Register or Login to view links] on the change:

"Some people may experience discomfort (such as eye strain, eye fatigue or nausea) while watching 3D video images or playing stereoscopic 3D games on 3D televisions. If you experience such discomfort, you should immediately discontinue use of your television until the discomfort subsides.

SCEA recommends that all viewers take regular breaks while watching 3D video or playing stereoscopic 3D games. The length and frequency of necessary breaks may vary from person to person. Please take breaks that are long enough...
 

Sony Rolls Out New PSN Terms of Service for PlayStation Plus

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234w ago - A few months back Sony updated their PSN TOS/User Agreement presumably due to the PS3 OtherOS removal, and today TheSixthAxis.com (linked above) spotted another update that pertains to the upcoming PlayStation Plus service which arrives next week.

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...
 

Sony Introduces New Terms of Service and User Agreement

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243w 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...
 

New PS3 Terms of Service: Sony Can Record Anything Online

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321w ago - A very interesting (read: "big brother") addition to Sony's new PlayStation 3 Terms of Service has surfaced courtesy of Gizmodo today.

To quote: SCEA reserves the right to monitor and record any online activity and communication throughout PSN and you give SCEA your express consent to monitor and record your activities.

SCEA reserves the right to remove any content and communication from PSN at SCEA's sole discretion without further notice to you.

Any data collected in this way, including the content of your communications, the time and location of your activities, your Online ID and IP address and other related information may be used by us to enforce this Agreement or protect the interests of SCEA, its users, or licensors.
 
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