Originally Posted by Blue Destroyer;12487155
umm...so you would seriously let them pick apart what features the item you purchased had...till it had nothing left and would simply go buy from another company? wow, talk about a "throw-away" society we live in.. Sooner or later companys like sony will not allow certain blu-rays to be played that are not from sony pictures, then you will have companies like microsoft making u pay to play a xbox 360 game not made by microsoft, or maybe ford will void your warranty for having your servicing done at other companies... oops... Car Manufactures tried that AND FAILED... Letting a big business like this remove features that you paid for is a way to fully let big business run this country and make any laws they want to protect themself.
Thats the price you pay for living in a free market. You enter an agreement with them when you buy a PS3, and re-enter when the terms change for whatever reason. They are legally allowed to do this because they informed you of such changes, by forcing you to read / skip said changes. There are laws that do supersede these binding agreements, however, they are usually extreme cases or cases that involve another illegal activity being called into question. You can't legally be bound to kill your neighbor in order to use a PS3 for example.
Your strange blu-ray analogy is actually called anti-trust, or anti-competitive business practices, which is illegal.
Microsoft makes you pay (or tries to make consumers pay for video games by fighting piracy) for ALL video games. Thats called a transaction, and since we are selling consoles and video games, its quite legal.
I am just quoting Blue above, but it sounds like the majority want to see Sony fail just because they are either big, a corporation, or Sony.
You don't need to hate business unnecessary, there are plenty of douche-bags out there that not only taunt you to hate them, legally try and get away with real crimes.
AIG, ENRON, Halyburton, AMWAY, etc.
Originally Posted by bravos89;12485939
For the people who argue that Sony has the right to do this stuff like this, read their filed statements in response to this charge.
That sounds good to you? You're comfortable with SCEA having that power?
Here's a link for those of you who want to read more about the actual Sony arguments and filings in this case: http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20110218181557455
This seriously makes me question the business model of Sony as a company and the way in which they view their responsibility to their costumers.
I have read 4 licensing agreements today alone, including Sony's, and they all essentially say the same thing.
STEAM, Blizzard / WoW, and caveats of Windows End-User License Agreement.
When I first heard about computer/electronic companies placing these very explicit and somewhat scary terms of service, I remember it being explained to me that if they did not, they could be sued the minute they stop any advertised services. If they went bankrupt, or dissolved as a company, when they stopped service, it didn't matter, they still could be sued. No business lasts forever, and no matter how awesome you are, someone will try and either steal from you or sue you - hence the agreements you enter in with them.Edited by RagingCain - 2/22/11 at 4:45pm