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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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46. Re: Origin Adds Anti-Lawsuit Language to TOS Sep 24, 2011, 10:38 NewMaxx
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 23, 2011, 21:18:
It seems this is a move to A) help unclog the courts B) save the corps legal bills by forcing things to arbitration first.

Pretty much; it's a method of protection from trivial lawsuits that will most likely save the average taxpayer some change. I also find it funny that people are comparing this to the EU system as a defense when in reality that system tends to protect the business over the consumer ("the customer is always right" is a North American concept).

P.S. EULA's are rarely binding, they only exist for liability purposes, in part to avoid...you guessed it...trivial lawsuits.
 
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  7. Sep 23, 21:31  No way! Darth Guybrush
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