At 11:31 PM -0400 8/12/99, Tim Pierce wrote:
The eGroups AUP seems pretty clearly directed at all of its users, not
just the listowners.
But John pointed something out to me privately -- go register for an
eGroups account. Nowhere in the registration process do they refer
you to their end user agreements. It's hidden underneath an
undersized footnote called "legal". Is there an expectation that a
user registering for an account would know to go looking under
"legal" for the rules?
I wouldn't want to be the lawyer defending eGroups if push comes to
shove on that. Especially given that they could avoid that problem
with a one paragraph note on the registration page that says "by
registering with our service, you agree to...." with a hotlink to
their legal page. but that's missing, so there's a serious
information disconnect here. Nowhere do they tell you waht you're
Maybe it's enforcable. Maybe not. I sure wouldn't do it that way,
though (and actually, I'm glad this came up, since I'm designing some
stuff where keeping that in mind will be quite useful).
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