As we reported last week, the new PlayStation Terms of Service state that by agreeing to them, you also agree to not sue Sony and instead choose to resolve all of your legal disputes through arbitration. Not only that, but you are basically signing away your right to go to court with Sony even after the PS3 is good and dead. Granted, you can opt out by sending a bunch of information to Sony via snail mail, but snail mail is far from perfect and paperwork can get lost. It’s a sticky situation.
However, if you are lucky enough to live somewhere that is not America, you don’t have to deal with any of this. Kotaku Australia recently reached out to Sony for comment, and it turns out that the Terms of Service in Australia and Europe are not changing at all. Maybe Australians are not as sue crazy as Americans are.
I’ve sent in my opt-out letter. Have you?
By Angelo M. D’Argenio