Gamers collective will help you sue console makers if they mess with your personal data

6 October 2011

atari2600-game-console-pic We love playing console games and generally using software. After all, who the hell doesn’t? But we’re spending less time having fun and more time carefully reading 6,933-page user agreements every time they’re updated.

A worrying trend is that more and more EULAs are riddled with clauses that prohibit users from taking part in class action suits if they handle your data in a negligent and crappy fashion, as some of them have in recent times.

The little-known workaround is that you can normally opt-out of these clauses by sending a letter. It would be much easier to just tick a box or send an email but no, you have to send a letter. Which you probably won’t bother to do. Which is probably the point.

Thanks to a collective of gamers called Gamers Opt Out, those opt-out letters can be written and sent for you – they’ll do it all on your behalf at no cost to you. If you like what they do, you can donate to them but they’re happy to do it for free.

Nice people.



  • pauski
    Was this the Atari 2600?
  • samuri
  • For S.
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