…you grant Microsoft and its affiliates, resellers, distributors, service providers, partners, and suppliers (each, a “Microsoft party”) the following permissions: Microsoft parties may use, track, store, copy, distribute, broadcast, transmit, publicly display and perform, and reproduce: (i) your game scores; (ii) your game play sessions; …
– via Polygon
So…they’re asking for my permission to publicly display and perform my game play sessions. That’s weird because, as you know from avidly reading everything I write, I don’t own the rights to publicly perform my game play sessions. Since I don’t own those rights, I can’t grant them to anyone. Even games that allow the end user (player) to publicly perform his/her game play don’t allow the player to in turn grant the same rights.
TLDR: Microsoft is asking us for legal rights that are not ours to give under current US law.
What are you playing at, Microsoft?