Sony: prohibition on reselling games is legal provision without consequences




Users of a PS3 or PS4 may discs with games just by selling, although the conditions prohibit this. Sony has said that in response to the change of conditions including Netherlands.

Sony Netherlands has not responded to repeated questions from Tweakers, but Sony CEO on Twitter has said that users can still resell. Against Gamasutra says the CEO that it is a ‘legal thing’ is that users will have no effect. “We have no new DRM, no drm. People just PS4 games by selling as we have said before. Lawyers come up with things like this turn.”

However, the consequence is that users violating the conditions when they resell games so Sony users can warn or block if they violate these conditions. Theoretically the new rules It appears from these statements, however, that they will not do that. As long as the PlayStation consoles exist, is the ban on resale on boxes of games, but new is that in the conditions mentioned that permission of the publisher is required. Also that publisher can at resale so insist on measures of Sony. The resale of disks is under Dutch law incidentally always permitted.

Sony recently changed the conditions, just before the release of the PlayStation 4, which comes out in the coming weeks include Netherlands. One of the selling points that Sony has used the opportunity to sell. PS4 games by


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