Found on Slashdot: End User License Gems.

There’s an article about statements in End User License Agreements – you know, the things you should actually read before you click “I agree”. Some companies really want you to agree to the most insane statements. I seriously think that some of these are, in fact, against the law.

How about these examples:

Apple reserves the right, at any time and from time to time, to update, revise, supplement, and otherwise modify this Agreement and to impose new or additional rules, policies, terms, or conditions on your use of the Service. Such updates, revisions, supplements, modifications, and additional rules, policies, terms, and conditions (collectively referred to in this Agreement as “Additional Terms”) will be effective immediately and incorporated into this Agreement. Your continued use of the iTunes Music Store following will be deemed to constitute your acceptance of any and all such Additional Terms. All Additional Terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

or, in short: We’ll make any changes to this agreement we like, and you’ve just agreed to them.

And how about this:

You agree, if purchasing by credit card or charge card, that you permanently and irrevocably waive any and all right to cause a “chargeback” (that is, a disputed, reversed or contested charge) against this purchase for any reason whatsoever
You agree that, if you institute such a “chargeback”, it constitutes a material violation of this license
Therefore, you agree to pay, and Company agrees to accept in compromise, for each chargeback you may issue or directly or indirectly cause to be issued against company, the amount of EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS ($8,000.00)
You expressly confess, in the event of such a “chargeback”, that such chargeback constitutes fraud and confess such fraud. You agree to pay all costs incurred by company or the seller of this license in collecting these amounts.

(From TG Daily.)

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Monday, October 24th, 2005 Computing, Funny

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