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Microsoft makes Xbox users promise not to sue
by Nick Farrell on08 December 2011
Fed up with messy class actions
Xbox 360 owners are unwittingly agreeing never sue Microsoft if it does anything wrong. The new dashboard update comes with a new terms of service agreement but if you have look at the small print it appears that Microsoft slipped in new wording to halt future class-actions.
Users giving up the right to litigate, or participate in as a party or class member, all disputes in court before a judge or jury. Instead, disputes will be resolved before a neutral arbitrator, whose award (decision) will be binding and final, except for a limited right of appear under the Federal Arbitration Act. Xbox users can't walk with their feet as Sony rolled out a similar change to the Terms and Conditions for the PlayStation 3 in September 2011.