Gamer: I Was Banned From Playing Dragon Age 2 For Calling Publisher 'Devil' Due To 'Glitch'

Gamer: I Was Banned From Playing Dragon Age 2 For Calling Publisher 'Devil' Due To 'Glitch'

After a player referred to Electronic Arts as “the devil” in a forum posting, he found himself blocked from playing Dragon Age 2 on PC. Following a 72-hour ban for “profanity,” developer BioWare declared the action was due to an error and restored his access to the game. [More]

TOSBack Keeps Track Of Changes To Terms Of Service Policies Around The Web

TOSBack Keeps Track Of Changes To Terms Of Service Policies Around The Web

It’s difficult enough to parse a lengthy TOS for one web-based service, let alone for dozens, or to keep track of when and how they update them. It would be nice if some public-service website out there would keep track of this stuff for all of us, wouldn’t it? Last week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) did just that with the launch of TOSBAck.org, “the terms-of-service tracker.” It tracks TOS agreements for 44 different services, including Facebook, YouTube, Amazon, Twitter, and eBay.

This Is How All User Agreements Should Be Displayed

This Is How All User Agreements Should Be Displayed

Aviary is a suite of web-based graphics programs, both free and subscription-based. What’s awesome about Aviary from the Consumerist perspective, though, is their Terms of Use, which offers a plain English summary in bullet points alongside the legalese. It’s brilliant, it’s simple, it doesn’t reduce the power of their legal agreement, and it helps users make informed decisions. Everyone should do this.