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Lawsuit filed against Sony's anti-lawsuit provision

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A class-action suit filed in a California court late last month seeks to reverse Sony's forced prevention of class-action suits, which the company buried in a mandatory PSN update, following the PSN security breach earlier this year.

Gamespot reports the suit claims Sony engaged in unfair business practices by forcing consumers to choose between giving up access to PSN or the right to a class-action lawsuit over hardware they purchased. The suit also calls out Sony for only allowing consumers to opt-out of the class action provision by snail mail, rather than any modern communication method.

We've contacted Sony for an official statement about the suit.

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/12/20/lawsuit-filed-against-sonys-anti-lawsuit-provision/



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I hope it gets kicked out of court as soon as possible. Sony are hardly the only company to do this and considering theirs is a free service, I have absolutely no problem with the terms.

Somehow, I doubt the idiot doing this is doing it for altruistic reasons.



weird i wondered why you keep on posting negative articles, then i looked at your games list, and you have no games, it must suck to be you



it's the future of handheld

PS VITA = LIFE

The official Vita thread http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=130023&page=1

Microsoft takes it another step further, can't sue them for more then 5 bucks.

"Like Sony and EA before it, Microsoft has updated its user agreement to include a clause which keeps users from bringing a class-action suit against the firm. It has also limited its liability to the cost of one month of service, which is around $5 for Gold members, and zero for Silver members."

I wonder how far they can go with this "Use at your own risk" mentality. Most of these law suits are nonsense, but would we have seen a 3 year extended warranty for rrod if there was no risk of law suits?

What happened to the disc scratching law suits anyway?



While we're at it, let's go after the other companies that do it too such as EA for example. How about we take a look at the legality of the user agreements and such too.



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Good. Sony can't force people into a corner like this with impunity, especially if they think terms of service for the service at all extend to covering physical hardware that is owned

But they'll likely just whine and bully this one into submission as well. They are exceptionally good at nuisance legal activity (Lik-Sang, GeoHotz)



Monster Hunter: pissing me off since 2010.

jneul said:

weird i wondered why you keep on posting negative articles, then i looked at your games list, and you have no games, it must suck to be you


In his defence, he is the one who posted the DS3/tablet news so...



PS One/2/p/3slim/Vita owner. I survived the Apocalyps3/Collaps3 and all I got was this lousy signature.


Xbox One: What are you doing Dave?

Werent the anti lawsuit solely about the PSN and not the PS3 system as a whole?

"...by forcing consumers to choose between giving up access to PSN or the right to a class-action lawsuit over hardware they purchased."



Is this a joke, plenty of companies have nonsense like this, why target Sony?



           

blkfish92 said:
Is this a joke, plenty of companies have nonsense like this, why target Sony?


Why not target them all?