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Following the lead of Sony, which recently inserted a clause into its terms of service agreement that require gamers to waive their right to participate in a class action lawsuit against the company, Electronic Arts has added similar language to its end user license agreement.The agreement must be signed to participate in features like Madden and FIFA online play, as well as EA's Origin PC service.Here's the language from the agreement:"By accepting these terms, you and EA expressly waive the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action.YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY THIS PROVISION, YOU AND EA ARE FOREGOING THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A JURY TRIAL.YOU AND EA AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING."You can opt out of the service by mailed letter, but there is a 30 day window -- in which case, considering the new terms of service were instituted on the 25th of August, you're pretty much out of time.Whether these agreements could hold up in court in in question, but in any case it's an unprecedented attack on the legal rights of gamers and consumers.Source: Kotaku
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Taking the EULA to a whole new level. Your rights have been stomped on, ladies and gentlemen.
This is so sad... If you need to prevent your consumer base preemptively from class action lawsuits, something is horribly, horribly wrong with your company. Don't take away our rights because you run such a messed up system. Shame on Sony, and shame on EA.
Makes me wonder how many other companies have somthing like this floating in the EULA that no one has noticed yet.
I'm charging up my lazer EA. You better watch out you babies
lol in case there was any doubt, these agreements prove video games are big business