EA’s digital download platform Origin is following
As with the PSN ‘agreement’, it’s possible to opt-out of Origin’s. However, the language used appears to suggest that you’ll be reserving the right to opt out of future changes, so it’s too late to dodge the legal rights waiver. Some amusingly complicated legalise follows:
“Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, we agree that if EA makes any future change to this arbitration provision (other than a change to the Notice Address), you may reject any such change by sending us written notice within 30 days of the change to the Arbitration Notice Address.”
There is some good news, though. If you happen to be a resident of the European Union, Russia, Switzerland or Quebec, then the binding arbitration clause does not apply to you (presumably because the laws of the land don’t allow it). Such clauses are, sadly, possible in the United States thanks to a Supreme Court ruling relating to the mobile phone giant AT&T.
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