Sony Protects Back With New Terms Of Service

Sony Network Entertainment America has handed over its services to the Sony Network Entertainment International, this may be good for some and bad for other users it depends on how they look at it. However, one thing to watch out for is the change in terms of service (ToS) all PSN members have to agree to, this normal.

However if the user was thinking about getting involved in the Class Action Lawsuit over the lost data, then maybe you should take a look at the important clause below, because it looks like you will be agreeing not to take part in such action, sneaky but true!

Other than those matters listed in the Exclusions from Arbitration clause (small claims), you and the Sony Entity that you have a Dispute with agree to seek resolution of the Dispute only through arbitration of that Dispute in accordance with the terms of this Section 15, and not litigate any Dispute in court. Arbitration means that the Dispute will be resolved by a neutral arbitrator instead of in a court by a judge or jury.

RIGHT TO OPT OUT OF BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER WITHIN 30 DAYS. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THE BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER IN THIS SECTION 15, YOU MUST NOTIFY SNEI IN WRITING WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE DATE THAT YOU ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT. YOUR WRITTEN NOTIFICATION MUST BE MAILED TO 6080 CENTER DRIVE, 10TH FLOOR, LOS ANGELES, CA 90045, ATTN: LEGAL DEPARTMENT/ARBITRATION AND MUST INCLUDE: (1) YOUR NAME, (2) YOUR ADDRESS, (3) YOUR PSN ACCOUNT NUMBER, IF YOU HAVE ONE, AND (4) A CLEAR STATEMENT THAT YOU DO NOT WISH TO RESOLVE DISPUTES WITH ANY SONY ENTITY THROUGH ARBITRATION.

I am not too sure if this is totally binding though, because if a member found that their details had been used, then surely all they would to do is cancel their PSN membership to be released from the clause, maybe!

Source [Geeky Gadgets]