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I found this article very interesting. I don't normally read or follow Fox News (it is ULTRA Conservative), but a friend posted this link on Facebook and it makes an interesting point. Do you read through all the terms and conditions when you are agreeing to purchases and other things online?


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I'd be very surprised if it's as low as 88%. Most people don't even read the small print on real documents (physical ones, printed on paper) and these click-through terms and conditions are probably read even less.
 
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I'm not worried... anything unreasonable wouldn't be legal anyway.
 
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What do you expect when this indicates our level of intelligence?


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Do you read through all the terms and conditions when you are agreeing to purchases and other things online?
Never...but I will now!
 
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A computer game retailer revealed that it legally owns the souls of thousands of online shoppers

No they don't. Just because it's in a contract doesn't make it legal.
 
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Last I heard, Beelzebub doesn't bother with such niceties as legal contracts.

Seriously, whether case law or uniform commercial code, 'impossibility of contract' would nullify the clause on this side of the pond anyway.

As a onetime contract administrator responsible for attempting to negotiate similarly draconian articles, I can testify: the small and weak attach their John Hancock wherever the big guy says to, with whatever color ink.
 
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Fox news owns the souls of millions, so what's a trifling 7,500?


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Last I heard, Beelzebub doesn't bother with such niceties as legal contracts.

What about his deal with Faust? Although perhaps that was Mephistopheles ...


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Just because it's in a contract doesn't make it legal.
You sound very lawyerly, Goofy. Wink
 
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