Well guess what folks it would appear that Sony REALLY REALLY REALLY wants to make sure that the continue the trend of making customers second guess them. Literally within a day or so of the release of the PlayStation 4 Sony has decided to drop the following bomb when they decided to drop in the following into their terms of service:
6.3. You must not lease, rent, sublicense, publish, modify, adapt, or translate any portion of the Software.
7.1. You must not resell either Disc-based Software or Software Downloads, unless expressly authorised by us and, if the publisher is another company, additionally by the publisher.
Now of course Sony has already come back with the following response:
As SCE announced at E3, consumers will be able to sell or share their PS4 disc products.
Now I want to make something abundantly clear, what this statement says to me is that they are saying, "sure go ahead and sell your games to whomever you'd like to sell them to." What this doesn't say is that those who purchase the second-hand product will be able to freely play the games that they bought. All along Sony has been very sketchy about this, and I think they my fears have been solidified in their cloak and dagger tactics over used games. I think they have all along been going with the unwritten law of "the publisher" will make the judgement call, and if "the publisher" decides they want a little extra money, or hell the entire price tag, they are in their own rights to ask for it if a disc that was previously played on a different PlayStation 4 under a different username is now being played on a new PlayStation 4.
I really think that the rumor of the game going straight into a demo mode until you pay the publishers money is what's going to happen, and I think we're going to find out real quick about all of this. Then again I'm sure Microsoft is probably going to try to do the same thing. Hell this is what the publishers want, they want to squeeze every penny out of a transaction, or at least get something out of every transaction that involves their property that you or someone else bought the right to play with.
The thing is if this makes that big of a stink, I think we're going to see the Digital Push come all that much faster so that there will NEVER be any chance of reselling your games.