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said by The Limit:So as long as you can claim that you didn't read the TOS because it's too long you can violate it? If you don't want to read the TOS then don't sign it. And so what if it was written by lawyers. I would hope if you ever had contract written up between you and another person you would use a lawyer to write it. If not that would be pretty dumb.
Still using the tired argument of "READ THE TOS, READ THE TOS"?
I've read the TOS, do you realize that lawyers wrote the TOS? I'm sure you do since you have claimed to have read yours. Do you know how long it takes to actually work through the TOS, and understand EVERYTHING in the TOS? A long time.
I believe that you are putting words in my mouth. I never said it was ok to break the TOS, neither did I imply it. I'm saying that it's not exactly easy for the average consumer to sit down, read the entire TOS and understand every bit of language in said TOS. What I'm trying to highlight here is that many TOS agreements are written the same way, and aren't exactly consumer friendly. But if you only have two service providers, I guess it's all fair and good for the TOS to be selectively enforced as seen fit by the company, and in no way should that company be responsible for honoring the agreement. When you have no choice, then what are consumers supposed to do? Go without Internet? Move? Some suggestion that seems highly unrealistic? All I'm asking for is transparency. I don't think that's too much to ask for.
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---Victor Moll, invited talk, Tom Osler Fest (April 17, 2010)