[lug] Juno's new "service"
stimits at idcomm.com
Wed Feb 28 12:37:52 MST 2001
"Trever C. Trader" wrote:
> It's free.
It sounds like TOS is making a bargain that requires payment from the
user, despite the payment not being cash (they have agreed to provide a
benfit if the user pays by providing service of some sort). Juno had
better hope the IRS doesn't decide to audit them, and their contract
doesn't get tested in court. It could be painful.
> On Wed, 28 Feb 2001, Prescott Oelke wrote:
> > Has anyone read the new terms of service for Juno's "free" internet access?
> > They're insane! Agreeing to the TOS permits Juno to use your system as a
> > distributed network computer for Juno's own purposes. Under the TOS you must
> > leave your system running all the time, allow the system to make calls and
> > connect to Juno whenever the software needs it (paying the costs yourself if
> > it's a long distance call), and you are not allowed to investigate what your
> > computer is doing at all. Furthermore, under the TOS, Turning off your
> > system, even if it's just for servicing purposes, gives Juno the right to
> > cancel your service. If the software crashes and eats all your data, tough
> > luck, the TOS absolves Juno of any liability. What a crock! And I thought
> > the people at M$ were insane.
> > Prescott Oelke
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