terms of service

Just Click No. I’ve written a decent amount about the adhesive nature of website terms of service and how it’s unseemly for contract law to pretend that people read and agree to them. Well, not everyone has to grin and bear it. If you have as much clout as the government, you might be able to wring out a few concessions as Bill Carleton reports in Amending Terms of Service: Pages from the Government’s Playbook.

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I’ve long been bothered by the fact that online terms of use are seldom read and rarely understood. Finally, a solution has presented itself in the form of a dramatic reading by Richard Dreyfuss presented by CNET. The termination provision is especially lively.

Cheers to Mike Wokash, aka @MadisonIP, for the link.

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