EA Revamps Game Terms After Spying Concerns Flare Up

Law360, New York (November 2, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT) -- Electronic Arts Inc. on Monday clarified the terms of the end-user license agreement for its Origin application amid claims that the digital distribution service violates German privacy law by spying on users' computer activity.

The privacy concerns over the Origin service — which is needed to play the newly released Battlefield 3 video game on a PC — began with online postings of images and videos that apparently showed the service accessing external programs and data synced from mobile phones on computers.

This revelation, coupled with...
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