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THE BUZZ: It seems Sony has added a new little clause to their updated Terms Of Service for the PlayStation Network, which waives your right to sue Sony as part of a class action lawsuit.

Today Sony Network Entertainment America will transfer its online services to Sony Network Entertainment International, and PlayStation Network users are being asked to agree to an updated Terms of Service, but there’s a little something extra added. Upon accepting, you agree not to sue Sony as part of any group and that all disputes will be settled outside of court. The clause reads:

“Other than those matters listed in the Exclusions from Arbitration clause (small claims), you and the Sony Entity that you have a Dispute with agree to seek resolution of the Dispute only through arbitration of that Dispute in accordance with the terms of this Section 15, and not litigate any Dispute in court. Arbitration means that the Dispute will be resolved by a neutral arbitrator instead of in a court by a judge or jury.”

In basic terms if you wish to continue using the PlayStation Network you must agree to resolve any dispute with Sony outside of a courtroom.

EGM’s TAKE: While this may seem sneaky to some people, Sony is well within its right to add this clause. If you don’t like it then don’t accept, but don’t expect to carry on using the PlayStation Network.

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Accept the New PlayStation Network Terms of Service and Waive Your Right to Sue Sony

It seems Sony has added a new little clause to their updated Terms Of Service for the PlayStation Network, which waives your right to sue Sony as part of a class action lawsuit.

By Matthew Bennett | 09/15/2011 09:04 AM PT

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THE BUZZ: It seems Sony has added a new little clause to their updated Terms Of Service for the PlayStation Network, which waives your right to sue Sony as part of a class action lawsuit.

Today Sony Network Entertainment America will transfer its online services to Sony Network Entertainment International, and PlayStation Network users are being asked to agree to an updated Terms of Service, but there’s a little something extra added. Upon accepting, you agree not to sue Sony as part of any group and that all disputes will be settled outside of court. The clause reads:

“Other than those matters listed in the Exclusions from Arbitration clause (small claims), you and the Sony Entity that you have a Dispute with agree to seek resolution of the Dispute only through arbitration of that Dispute in accordance with the terms of this Section 15, and not litigate any Dispute in court. Arbitration means that the Dispute will be resolved by a neutral arbitrator instead of in a court by a judge or jury.”

In basic terms if you wish to continue using the PlayStation Network you must agree to resolve any dispute with Sony outside of a courtroom.

EGM’s TAKE: While this may seem sneaky to some people, Sony is well within its right to add this clause. If you don’t like it then don’t accept, but don’t expect to carry on using the PlayStation Network.

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About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89