|EA adopts 'can't sue us in class action' Terms of Service|
|Posted: 24.09.2011 07:50 by||Comments: 32|
It seems Electronic Arts has joined Sony in including "due not sue" language in their Terms of Service, which is an attempt to cut off the cusomer's right to class action suit.
The new Terms of Service has phrases like this:
By accepting these terms, you and EA expressly waive the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY THIS PROVISION, YOU AND EA ARE FOREGOING THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A JURY TRIAL.
YOU AND EA AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
Once again, in order to opt out of EA's ToS, you must send the company a letter, and it must be received within 30 days of a new terms of service being issued. That leaves a lot of people in the lurch since the last one was updated August 25, and today is September 25.
In addition, just as with Sony's terms of service, EA's doesn't apple to those people living in Quebec, Russia, Switzerland and the Member States of the European Union. Basically, those of you in North America, you're out of luck.
Thanks to the US government allowing AT&T to get away with this sort of legal trap, it's opened the door to this sort of thing in the videogame industry.