Sony updates PSN User Agreement
When you come home from school or work and you want to play an intense game of Call of Duty, but come to find there is some new ‘Terms of Service’ you need to agree upon before playing, what do you do? Well, most people will jump right to the bottom of the page and press the good ol’ ‘I agree’ button, right? Well, ladies and gentleman, this one you may just want to read through.
On September 15th, 2011, Sony Entertainment had reviewed and renewed their Playstation Network User Agreement. What does this mean to you? Well, if you read this new User Agreement you will know that Sony Entertainment is putting a big old ‘ban hammer’ on class-action lawsuits against their company. Basically stating that if your credit card information, email addresses or anything of the kind are ever taken from their servers again, you and your friends are no longer able to take them to the court for the justice you deserve. Unfortunately, you have to agree to this new User Agreement if you want to continue playing. That doesn’t mean that you are completely out of luck though.
Sony has released a statement saying that if you still wish to reserve the right to file a class-action lawsuit against the company you may send them a letter in writing to their legal department, stating you wish to do so (See mailing address at bottom of article). Now, for those of you who have already agreed to this new User Agreement you have 30 days from the time you clicked Agree to send in your written letter saying you wish to reserve this right.
Sony also stated in their new User Agreement that their new legal identity will be ‘ Sony Network Entertainment International LLC ‘ Or ‘SNEI’ rather than, ‘ Sony Network America Inc. ‘ or ‘SNEA’.
Essentially, if you want to make sure you can be a part of a class action lawsuit against Sony you want to make sure you do this. The last thing you’re going to want is to have your credit card numbers stolen and not be able to do anything about it.
To reserve your right to file class-action lawsuits you must include in your written letter your PSN (Playstation Network) account number, your full name (First and Last), your full mailing address and a brief statement onto why you want to keep your right to file a lawsuit. Once you get all of that finished, get an envelope and send it to:
Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
6080 Center Dr., 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90045
To read Sony Network Entertainment International LLC’s new Terms of Service
You may read it by clicking here.