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Old 11-01-11, 06:08 AM   #56
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Default Re: Modern Warfare 3 Benefiting From Battlefield 3 Origin Deal

Oh look EA responded:

In recent days, some ambiguities have occurred regarding the license agreements and data collection of our Origin platform. We regret the confusion that has arisen and have informed our customers today on the state of things. Due to the recent discussion, we have summarized some of the essential facts as follows:

We have updated the End User License Agreement of Origin, in the interests of our players to create more clarity. The updated Origin licensing agreements are available here:

Origin is not spyware. Neither do we use nor install spyware on the PCs of users.

Origin captures limited information that is necessary to allow users to buy, download, and play games and gaming content. The information is also needed for online connections with other players and so that extra content and software updates can be delivered directly. The data is also used to detect the occurrence of smaller software errors to ensure they are repaired immediately.

We do not have access to information such as pictures, documents or personal data, which have nothing to do with the execution of the Origin program on the system of the player, neither will they be collected by us.

All information we collect with Origin and use is to ensure that our customers have the easiest possible access to their games while enjoying the full service and the best gaming experience that EA has to offer.

EA takes the privacy of its users very seriously. We have taken every precaution to protect the personal and anonymous user data collected.

The license agreements of Origin match industry-standard privacy policies, as they are used by many other popular web services. Where necessary, we will of course work together with the relevant Government agencies to ensure that our policies are and remain legally compliant.
time to take the tin foil hat off guys!
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