EULA lets Sony tinker with your PS3 without your permission

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  1. fgghjjkll

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    A lot of you may have upgraded to the latest firmware by now, and I bet a big slice of those who did didn't even bother with the mass of text that came with it. While most of us prefer to just get it over with and skim past all the legal hubbub, a UK news blog actually read the accompanying EULA (End User License Agreement). What they found is a little unsettling.

    Usually, we just skim through the text and find the nearest route to the accept button so we can get the download done ASAP - we've got games to play. But since the controversial Other OS removal from the last system update, news blog Thinq decided to take a closer look.

    The point of concern lies in Section 3, Services and Updates:
    What's concerning here is that as soon as you login, Sony will legally have the right to toy around with your PS3. Without your permission, without limitation. Even worse, there could be a loss of data and functionality.

    The clause, however, has been present in previous EULAs. With that in mind, Sony may have been exercising that right for a long time now. Naturally, you can refuse to update and render yourself unable to go online - that would be, in a sense, taking features out as well. So which will it be? Update and play entirely by Sony's rules? Or refuse and have your online features shut out?

  2. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

    Jan 31, 2008
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    We all know Sony has been shooting themselves in the foot since the PS3 was released, nothing new.
  3. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

    Sep 9, 2006
    Yeah, but they've been doing some pretty stupid shit recently though
  4. Depravo


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    But if you agree to the EULA they DO have your permission, don't they?
  5. Joe88

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    Jan 6, 2008
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    probably doing it as a fail safe for future hacks to detect and delete them on sight
  6. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

    Aug 2, 2008
    this is pretty much it here really

    just play it safe, and you should be fine i suppose.