Sony Yanks Down their Trousers and Moons Customers with Class-Action Arbitration Clause

Posted by | September 16, 2011

Sony_psn_logo In what looks to be a bid to avoid civil class action litigation in the future from users who may have lost personal or financial information when Sony gets hacked again, they’ve added language to their TOS and EULA that forces arbitration on users. This fact, recently mentioned by Kit Dotson over at SiliconANGLE, rather puts a crimp in Sony’s apparent loyalty to responsibility.

Or lack thereof,
According to an article from the BBC, the updated EULA has added a few new clauses, so-called the “Binding Individual Arbitration” clauses which compel the licensees (the customers) regarding “any Dispute Resolution Proceedings, whether in arbitration or court, will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class or representative action or as a named or unnamed member in a class, …