What Is Different in the New PS3 Terms of Service (April 1, 2011)?

Like most people, I usually breeze by the Terms of Service (ToS) or End User License Agreement (EULA) without giving it much thought. But given the recent ... issues ... controversy ... whatever ... involving Sony, the PS3 and some intrepid hackers, I was a bit curious. Terms of Service change all the time, but how much and for what reasons?

So I grabbed a demo version of DeltaWalker for the Mac, found what I believe to be the old version of the ToS (version 8) and compared it to the new ToS (version 9). I created a PDF of the side-to-side comparison. It's not that pretty, but it is interesting.

The PDF can be found here.

Leave your thoughts in the comments area or hit me on Twitter. Especially if you know of any other diff tools for Mac OS X.


  1. My thoughts on this are that you have too much time on your hands. I have decided you will be the official Terms of Service reader for the PS3 and can report any important changes to me. I can't stand reading legal documents! I did a quick scroll through the pdf though and was wondering why they got rid of the part about seizure risks. That seems like something they would want to cover their asses on.

  2. I know! Very bizarre. Legal stuff is weird enough, IMO, but I'd really like to be a fly on the wall when they discuss these things.

    So is the PS3 no longer a health risk? Or did they just forget to put that part back in?


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