EA Origins Updates Its Terms Of Service To Stop Lawsuits
A couple of weeks ago Sony updated its terms of service of its PSN
service to stop its users being able to file lawsuits against Sony if
anything were to go wrong again. As it did when Sony’s network was
hacked and left 70 million Sony users personal information exposed. Now
EA has also followed suit and amended their terms of service for their
online Origin digital download service to bock similar action by its
users if anything should go wrong.
In signing up with Origin you agree to
"waive the right to trial by jury” as well as "foregoing the right to
sue in court,” and that you will only bring a claim against EA as an
individual "not as a plaintiff or class member.”
"YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY THIS PROVISION, YOU AND EA ARE FOREGOING THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A JURY TRIAL.”
By implementing the new changes EA has basically stopped any large
payouts and was rolled out on August 25th. Read more about the
alterations over on the Kotaku website.