Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News

dtoid   |   japanator   |   flixist   |   tomopop   |   store


 

 

New PSN terms of service do not apply to Australia

2011-09-20 11:45:00  ยท  David Rayfield
0

The recent and questionable move by Sony for all its PlayStation Network users to waive any group-based lawsuits after signing up to the service has had a lot of people outraged. In a somewhat surprising turn of events, Australians have been spared the effort of getting angry about this new clause. A spokesperson for Sony has made it clear why this new policy doesn't apply to this region:

Although the Terms of Service (TOS) in the SCEE (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe) region have not been changed, in the regions where they have, this updated language is designed to benefit both the consumer and the company by ensuring that there is adequate time and procedures to resolve disputes. There is also a section of the TOS that educates users on how they can opt out of this portion of the TOS. As Australia is part of SCEE therefore there is no change to the TOS.

Frankly, this is a little strange. While Australian PSN users might think this decision is beneficial if Sony ever does wrong by them in the future, it raises the question as to why these new terms of service apply to some regions and not others. If this is a safeguard against unwarranted lawsuits, why does SCE America require protection but not SCE Australia or Europe? 

Sony’s New Terms Of Service Do Not Affect Australia [Kotaku Australia]


You are logged out. Login | Sign up
 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
David Rayfield // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts42Following0Followers0


 



#Australia #PS3 #PSN #Sony
 
 


READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.



 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!

spacer