The EA Origins EULA is a non-story

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 a lot of debate over the last week about the terms of EA’s End User Licence Agreement (EULA) for its Origins download service.  This is a post to explain why that is a non-story and unfortunately says more about gamers’ misunderstanding of EULAs and data protection than it does about EA (though in fairness EA could have done a better job to explain itself).

The story broke originally via The Escapist forums and then other sites including RPS.  This is what the EA EULA actually said: Continue reading The EA Origins EULA is a non-story