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Origin Adds Anti-Lawsuit Language to TOS

Electronic Arts has amended it's Terms of Service to include anti-lawsuit language, following a Supreme Court ruling that prompted a similar move by Sony. Kotaku outlines the new language:

"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."

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29. Re: Origin Adds Anti-Lawsuit Language to TOS Sep 24, 2011, 01:59 Rockn-Roll
 
"or to participate in a class action"

I think this proves more than anything that they intend to screw every participant in their service one way or another. They most likely won't pick on any one group, but most likely do something across the board like raise fees by a large amount after they have enough "client" who have committed to enough "license" agreements to download and play games through their service. That would definitely keep their costs down and increase their profits...so instead of maintaining an expensive infrastructure like what they have already committed to just for us gamers that only purchase one or two games a year they can cater to just the wealthy who purchase like 10 games a year and don't care about the price.

Boycott them while you have the right to do so.

Think of it this way...EA is inviting you into their dark secret area so you can give them your money, but you have to wear a blindfold and arms tied behind your back and shackles and wear nancy pants.

OK...nancy pants was my idea, but you get the point...don't do it if you value your freedom. In the USA at least 200 years ago people were willing to die for their freedoms...today it looks like some people might be willing to give it up for a game.

This comment was edited on Sep 24, 2011, 03:37.
 
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