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+ - Nintendo 3DS EULA, Privacy and Ownership Concerns->

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MojoKid writes "Nintendo has taken a page from Sony's playbook it appears. The Free Software Foundation recently examined the EULA and privacy policy Nintendo attaches to the 3DS and it's far more draconian than previous agreements for Nintendo handhelds. It states that Nintendo may collect personally identifiable information in order to prevent potentially illegal or offensive activities. Also, the EULA goes to say "By accepting this Agreement or using a Nintendo 3DS System or the Nintendo 3DS Service, you also grant to Nintendo a worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from...your User Content in whole or in part..." Imagine Microsoft or Adobe attempting to claim they owned all of the materials anyone created or edited using their software, or Bic asserting it had legal rights to any missive composed using one of its various pens. That's what Nintendo is doing here, in a genuinely jaw-dropping example of hubris."
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