Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 24, 2014, 04:52:52 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
RPGFan Community Quiz!
Persona 3 FES Quiz is now OVER!
Winner was user: Monsoon!
334773 Posts in 13711 Topics by 2200 Members
Latest Member: Rgeneb1
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  RPGFan Message Boards
|-+  The Rest
| |-+  General Discussions
| | |-+  Mandatory PS3 update removes right to join class-action lawsuit
« previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 3 Print
Author Topic: Mandatory PS3 update removes right to join class-action lawsuit  (Read 5354 times)
Akanbe-
Posts: 2754


Cheap? I paid a lot for this hat!

Member
*

----- 4237981
View Profile WWW

Ignore
« on: September 16, 2011, 07:29:07 PM »

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/09/mandatory-ps3-update-removes-right-to-join-in-a-class-action-lawsuit.ars

Sony you so crazy. 
Logged


"Karma is...secret top tier"~Starmongoose
PSN ID: Akanbe9
Kevadu
Posts: 3761


Some guy

Member
*


View Profile Email

Ignore
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 07:30:56 PM »

Would this actually hold up in court?  I'm no lawyer...
Logged

Demon_Princess_Kay
Banninated
Posts: 1376


Member
*

AnarchKay
View Profile WWW

Ignore
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 09:35:20 PM »

Fuck no. At least for people who use fake names like me. Christa Serran signed that agreement so Kaylyn Andrea is free to do as she pleases.
Logged

Eusis
Administrator
Posts: 11797


Member
*


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 09:40:47 PM »

Would this actually hold up in court?  I'm no lawyer...


It can because of the Supreme Court ruling that allowed this to happen in the first place. The recent one involving AT&T as I recall and cellphone contracts.
Logged
Aeolus
This is the Monado's Powerbomb!
Posts: 6456


Little did he know, the fall damage would KO him.

Member
*


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 11:27:11 PM »

Would this actually hold up in court?  I'm no lawyer...


It can because of the Supreme Court ruling that allowed this to happen in the first place. The recent one involving AT&T as I recall and cellphone contracts.

The women workers' v. Walmart case a few months back was the one that the Supreme Court ruled that as corporations are now considered individual citizens it would be unfair to allow the many (a collective of individuals who largely have little to no experience or knowledge of the legal system nor the resources to hire someone who does but shares a common grievance against that which they are suing) to gang up on the one (corporate entity comprised of many individuals, some of whom have years of professional training and experience in conducting legal battles, and others that can easily afford someone who has years of professional training and experience in conducting legal battles in their behalf).

In addition that women working at Walmart don't deserve the same wages and benefits that male workers do.

I'm frankly surprised the Supreme Court hasn't ruled in favor of a corporation forming and keeping a private militia yet.
Logged

In my vision, I see that one of us is going to KO the other.
Hathen
Posts: 1964


FORUM IDIOT

Member
*


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011, 11:38:41 PM »

Would this actually hold up in court?  I'm no lawyer...


It can because of the Supreme Court ruling that allowed this to happen in the first place. The recent one involving AT&T as I recall and cellphone contracts.

Wait, what? Isn't this technically Ex Post Facto- how can the Supreme Court rule for that?
Logged
Eusis
Administrator
Posts: 11797


Member
*


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2011, 03:38:40 PM »

Would this actually hold up in court?  I'm no lawyer...


It can because of the Supreme Court ruling that allowed this to happen in the first place. The recent one involving AT&T as I recall and cellphone contracts.

Wait, what? Isn't this technically Ex Post Facto- how can the Supreme Court rule for that?

Here's the story about the court case.
Logged
CDFN
Posts: 4481


Member
*


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2011, 03:43:17 PM »

I also thought that this wasn't legal. It's BS.
Logged

Currently playing: Uncharted 3, Dark Souls, Team ICO Collection, Atelier Totori, Child of eden.
Demon_Princess_Kay
Banninated
Posts: 1376


Member
*

AnarchKay
View Profile WWW

Ignore
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2011, 10:30:17 PM »

I just realized I can still sue Sony, but since I used a fake name and address what can I sue them for?
Logged

Vanguard
Posts: 1550


I am America, and I hate JRPGs

Member
*


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2011, 12:15:50 PM »

Nothing. Harm to an imaginary person isn't a great argument.

On another note, man am I glad I left Sony's ship years ago.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2011, 12:19:45 PM by Vanguard » Logged

Thoren: Astronomers fucking love stars and shit. Whitman was a bitch.
Hidoshi: Walt Whitman could beat you with both dicks tied behind his back.
Eusis
Administrator
Posts: 11797


Member
*


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2011, 11:26:31 PM »

Frustrating thing is EVERYONE'S doing stupid shit, comparatively this is benign simply because it's more the Supreme Court's fault, everyone is apparently just taking advantage of an opportunity they were granted through that court ruling (which means, in theory, MS, Nintendo, maybe even Valve could jump on that boat), but you have Xbox Live's Auto Renew only being allowed over the phone UNLESS you live in Illinois (or fake your address), and Nintendo's digital purchases being bound to the system you bought them and allow undeletable saves.
Logged
Demon_Princess_Kay
Banninated
Posts: 1376


Member
*

AnarchKay
View Profile WWW

Ignore
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2011, 05:27:13 AM »

The problem with faking the address is that it wont let you use the credit card for anything else unless you have the correct zip code in your address.Though of course there's a possibility you could bypass that by just typing in the wrong zip code after you buy something.
Logged

Adapheon
The original hobo with a shotgun
Posts: 464


Member
*

summersdemise@yahoo.com Kal+Imith
View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2011, 07:28:31 AM »

Man, and I was gonna buy some candy with the $4 I was going to get from that lawsuit. Class actions are useless except to lawyers and the first couple of people to start the lawsuit.
Logged

Vanguard
Posts: 1550


I am America, and I hate JRPGs

Member
*


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2011, 08:07:25 AM »

Regardless, this is Sony telling you, "We will fuck up again in the future, and when we do no collective action can be taken against us."
Logged

Thoren: Astronomers fucking love stars and shit. Whitman was a bitch.
Hidoshi: Walt Whitman could beat you with both dicks tied behind his back.
Tartarus
Posts: 21


I'm resolved and without reservation

Member
*


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2011, 10:34:21 AM »

Quote
If you decide not to agree to the new agreement, you simply won't be able to play games online.
Don't sign! If you're offline you're safe.  But...err, stay indoors in case Sony tries to force you to sign. 

Is anyone going to bother sending a letter to Sony to opt out?
Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3 Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!