Users of Sony's PlayStation 4 (PS4) were greeted this week with some of Sony's less exciting PS5 preparation steps: a prompt to accept PlayStation Network's (PSN's) new terms and conditions.
Did you read them? Be honest.
While conceptually very similar to what came before, there's still a lot to consider in the new document: ambiguities, codes of conduct, assignment of things like vocal communications, termination rights, streaming permissions (or the lack thereof), and much, much more.
Legal Language has no limits...in Virtual Legality.
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Discussed in this episode:
"Can you make a video going over the PlayStation ToS updated page?
Tweet - October 7, 2020 - PlayStation Discourse (@RedditPS)
PlayStation Network Terms of Service
Updated October 2020
Updated October 2020
PlayStation Store cancellation policy
"Is Streaming Among Us...Illegal? (VL332)"
YouTube Video - October 6, 2020 - Hoeg Law
"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).
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|12:10||Accounts and Honesty|
|13:53||Child Accounts (Responsibility)|
|15:59||The Code of Conduct (Ambiguity)|
|29:54||User Content (Unexpected Assignments)|
|36:22||Wallets, Stores, and Refunds|
|45:04||The Software License (Restrictions)|
|50:57||Termination of Account Rights|
|55:29||Arbitration and Class Action Waivers|
|57:12||Warranties and Amendments|
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