Most people just click through installations without actually reading what they say—especially if there’s some long, boring end user license agreement attached. But sometimes it pays to do a little reading, as some meticulous Steam players found out.
Yesterday, we reported that the EULA on the Sim City Beta had alarming language that made it sound like players would get banned from all EA games if they failed to report a bug. Today, an EA representative reached out to us and issued the following statements:
With a supreme court decision earlier this year making it legal for companies to include do-not-sue clauses in their user agreements, the only recourse for customers of companies like Sony and Electronic Arts is to opt-out of the clause via written letter. Now there's a website that does it for them.