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EA joins Sony in seeking to ban lawsuits

Gaming giant Electronic Arts has taken a leaf out of rival Sony's book and updated its Terms of Service Agreement with a clause that seeks to get users to waive their right to sue when they sign up to its Origin platform.

EA wants users to give up the right to both class action and jury trial actions against it should it fail to keep the service running properly. EU users and those in Quebec, Russia, Switzerland are exempted from the agreement, mainly because it would be unenforceable in those jurisdictions

"By entering into this Agreement, you and EA expressly waive the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. This agreement is intended to be interpreted broadly. It covers any and all disputes between us," the agreement now reads.

Gaming news site NGOHQ studied the small print and has a copy of the agreement on this page.