New PlayStation Network TOS

I got an e-mail from Sony today. They’re changing how the PlayStation Network (PSN) is managed, and with it they’re changing the Terms of Service. The e-mail included a link to a PDF of the new TOS for my perusal. They were nice enough to make all the changes obvious, with all changes in red lettering — old terms crossed out, new terms right next to them. The bulk of the changes just refer to the change in management.

However, there are two big changes they’ve made.

  1. By agreeing to the TOS, users waiver their rights to class-action lawsuits related to PSN.
  2. PSN content is no longer being purchased by the user. Instead, we are licensing the use of the software. Continue reading