PlayStation gamers need to sign new agreement on PSN or they will be banned from the network

PSNSony has changed PSN’s terms and conditions and users have to agree to them next time they log in to PlayStation Network (the’ve added a section in which you can read that you won’t be able to sue Sony – in a group of people – for any security breaches, hacks etc). If they won’t agree to the terms their PSN account will be blocked.

The move comes months after a string of hacking attacks compromised over 100 million accounts of the PlayStation Network subscribers.

Gamers will now have to try to resolve any legal issues with an arbitrator picked by Sony, before being able to file a lawsuit.

The new clauses, dubbed "Binding Individual Arbitration," state that "any Dispute Resolution Proceedings, whether in arbitration or court, will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class or representative action or as a named or unnamed member in a class, consolidated, representative or private attorney general action".

Source: BBC

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  1. 0cube

    ^This.
    I am in austria and i didnt even had to sign any TOS changes, not even the one back in january about the jailbreaking…

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  2. Jack

    well… people outside the US does not have that right in the first place…
    you cannot sue in a group. (Due to the fact that in most case this practice can easily be abused)
    In this case, you can still sue Sony, just not in a group.

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  3. ryuga81

    In Italy that wouldn’t be valid for sure. You can’t force anyone to give up his rights to take things to the court… you can probably even sue them for having tried to deceive you about your own rights…

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  4. mik0

    I’d shut down them only for even trying to pull that out.
    You shouldn’t be able to create an agreement to force someone to give up it’s own right to have justice. That’s the beginning of giving up any human rights.

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  5. Kissaki

    Easy: Sue them for adding that to the terms.
    I’m not sure in which countries that term would actually be valid, limiting your juristical rights. And when they block you out because of that – great, go for that mass-sue they want to prevent.

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  6. Jack

    Its normal…
    Most countries around the world does not allow class/group lawsuit. (They are consider individually)

    but the united states… where a group of individual can pay very minimal for legal fees… for a class lawsuit
    sometimes they may even be “very rewarding”, regardless for actual individual losses.

    Its more or less like buying lottery ticket for those whom participate into this kind of lawsuit, but of course with a much higher chances of getting something back.

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  7. Shiki

    One word: Ridiculous.

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