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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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#2 - Haksam - April 22, 2010 // 8:27 am
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No idea if this is really true!

SeventhExile Speaks: Incase you care or find this interesting:
This specific update won't wipe your old Linux.

My house make is running linux on his ps3 and just updated. He's still got linux running.

However, it then asked if he wanted to install the previous update to which he declined. Had he installed that one, linux would be gone.

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#1 - PS4 News - April 22, 2010 // 7:43 am
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Quote Originally Posted by GrandpaHomer View Post
Is it just me, or is Sony trying to cover their bottoms?

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