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Origin Auto-Adds Steam EA Games

EA's Origin service can automatically find EA games on your system and add them to your Origin profile, reports Day One Patch, as a user reports finding a copy of Dead Space 2 purchased through Steam in their Origin account. In reporting this news, Joystiq has declared the process benign: "Origin is known to check out the file names on users' computers -- without reading or transmitting any private information back to EA, of course -- and it now uses that power to streamline your EA games lists. In other words, EA is using its power for good. And to better market its own titles."

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99. Re: Origin Auto-Adds Steam EA Games Feb 29, 2012, 09:47 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Teddy wrote on Feb 29, 2012, 07:47:
Then take them to court and try it. I don't believe for one second that you'd even come close to winning. If anything you'd just be throwing more precedent behind the legality of EULA's when you come to court with the "I know they told me but I didn't bother to read it." defense. Works well in contract disputes too, I hear.
Already been done here. An agreement between two parties, where one party does not read, or can not understand the contract, or in turn the contract is too verbose for the average layman may be declared null and void in the interest of the court. In which case, the court may move that the case be moved to a trial by peers, to determine the outcome of the dispute.

Case law covers it. You're welcome to go hunt for it in CanII, I'm far too lazy today.
 
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