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April 22, 2010 // 2:04 am - With the PS3 Firmware 3.30 update, Sony has introduced a new Terms Of Service and User Agreement - Version 6.0 (April 21, 2010).

The most interesting is paragraph 11, to cite:


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

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?

Sony Introduces New Terms of Service and User Agreement

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#12 - Dominator7 - April 22, 2010 // 9:46 am
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Quote Originally Posted by CodeKiller View Post
Yeah $ony, BigBrother apps for everyone! Then you can even check, and delete 'pirated' contents. That's the future..

That's indeed the future. I am sure a time will come that everything in our house will be linked and controlled by the Government. There will be a standard computer, with a "fix" operating system and freelance programmers will cease to exist.

My only wish is not to live to that reality...

#11 - Warrorar - April 22, 2010 // 9:39 am
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i'm pretty sure with this declaration of terms, that they can upgrade/update our consoles without even letting know the player/customer. i'm pretty sure some clever guys will build up a server system that we don't ever have to use the sony servers anymore. so we are free of there crazy ideas to "big brother" us all.

#10 - OGroteKoning - April 22, 2010 // 9:38 am
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Why do I feel like I am renting my purchased console... It is unfair that they can just change the way they want. There is no mutual consent altering the terms and conditions!!!

#9 - Musoka - April 22, 2010 // 9:22 am
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You are aware that seems the same as in ToS 5.0 right? Its probably been in longer than that, I'm not saying what Sony did/is doing is right but this is not new... There are new ToS but this all was at least in 5.0. I'm looking at 5.0 right now...

#8 - dondolo - April 22, 2010 // 9:16 am
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it seems to me that sony is trying to "cover its butt" before users class actions. they wanna say, if someday we will decide to release game in white&black, you user must shut up and being quiet, cause we can do whatever we wanna do -.- shame on them

#7 - LIL935 - April 22, 2010 // 9:04 am
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With these new rules we give more for sony liability with respect to our ps3 and then to give witness for work. Sony a clearly through all inclusive of waiting on the player.

#6 - Deeluxe - April 22, 2010 // 8:44 am
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Sometimes i feel like some monkey is in charge of SCEA.. do they realize that they turned people like me who didn't intend to hack and etc. their consoles, into pirates.

#5 - Warrorar - April 22, 2010 // 8:37 am
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i think now the war has begun.

sony wanna install spys on our systems? then we have to kick there asses. i real'y hope some people getting to work a fully hacked custom firmware that we can show what we thinks about Sonys plan to control our systems.

#4 - CodeKiller - April 22, 2010 // 8:29 am
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Yeah $ony, BigBrother apps for everyone! Then you can even check, and delete 'pirated' contents. That's the future..

#3 - shummyr - April 22, 2010 // 8:28 am
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Quote Originally Posted by GrandpaHomer View Post
Is it just me, or is Sony trying to cover their bottoms?

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Agreed... needless to say, this does not surprise me either. +Rep for the news also GrandpaHomer!

Yea, they're trying to cover there butt's because they knew it was wrong to screw over the end consumer like they did.