Sony: PlayStation Network users must not file class action lawsuits
Sony has introduced a paragraph in its terms and conditions which prevents PSN users from suing them. The controversial move follows a legal battle with scores of PSN users suing the Japanese corporation after hackers made off with their personal information
There's a sinister surprise lurking in the new terms and conditions for Sony's PlayStation network. In accepting the latest T&Cs when signing in on their PS3s, users are waiving their rights to join a class action lawsuit against the company at any time in the future over security breaches.
The new agreement leaves PlayStation gamers in a bind: if you want to log in to the PSN to play games online or use the store, you'll have to agree to the terms. If your plans for the future involve buddying up and suing Sony, your PlayStation will have to remain offline.