Here’s my presentation from a recent Osborne Clarke Interactive Entertainment Legal Forum – hope you find it helpful: EULAs and Terms of Service: what works and what doesn’t
I write EULAs and T&Cs. A lot – either from scratch or improving an existing one. I try to make them better – simpler, easier to read, more enforceable, more engaging with readers. Like the one I helped make for Garry’s Mod. But too often it seems like there’s an enormous countervailing legal tide in… Continue reading How can we make EULAs and T&Cs better?
UPDATE 2/11/11: this issue really isn’t going away – there are now stories of gamer rage in Germany about alleged anti-privacy stance in EA Origins and Battlefield 3 (not quite sure how that works together – I imagine it means that the release of Battlefield 3 has raised the concerns about Origins again). There has been… Continue reading The EA Origins EULA is a non-story
Gamestation, the UK games retailer, pulled an interesting April Fools’ Day joke this year: it changed its terms and conditions to state that anyone buying goods from Gamestation online on 1st April this year and not clicking on a link contained within them would forfeit their soul. 7,500 people duly signed their souls over to… Continue reading Gamestation and the ‘all souls’ clause