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Neil
03-13-2005, 02:39 AM
Your Rights Online: AIM's New Terms Of Service
America Online
Posted by CowboyNeal on Saturday March 12, @12:11AM
from the public-knowledge dept.
acaben writes "AOL has posted new terms of service for AIM, that include the right for AOL to use anything and everything you send through AIM in any way they see fit, without informing you. A sample passage: '...by posting Content on an AIM Product, you grant AOL, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, agents and licensees the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right to reproduce, display, perform, distribute, adapt and promote this Content in any medium. You waive any right to privacy.'"

Source Slashdot.org (http://www.slashdot.org)

If I used AIM, I would stop. Screw that.

Tomi
03-13-2005, 02:53 AM
Wow. That's just idiotic.

I'm glad I don't use AIM.

erasethepain
03-13-2005, 04:01 AM
Oh, shit.

I'm still going to use it.

Glenn
03-13-2005, 04:34 AM
I don't see how this would affect me. Kinda sucks though.

Theazninvasion68
03-13-2005, 05:13 AM
god damn this aim
im stoping my aim and continue msn

Neil
03-13-2005, 05:15 AM
So if you send someone a manuscript... they can take it and publish it before you and make royalties. Basically it's allowing them to snoop around where they shouldn't be.

Fucking AOL.

Tomi
03-13-2005, 06:37 AM
Anything you send via AIM automatically belongs to AOL.
Plus they can sell anything to other companies.

Link
03-13-2005, 07:29 AM
That's crap. But I don't share my plans to create an ultra-cool time travel machine, so I'll keep using.

Derek
03-13-2005, 12:31 PM
Does this only apply if you update your software? Because if so, fuck them..I'm not updating my AIM anymore..those privacy invading assholes.

Andrea
03-13-2005, 12:40 PM
I guess I have to switch to something else. I'm hardly ever on AIM anyways. :mellow:

Neil
03-13-2005, 01:09 PM
Just so you know, this means if you send someone say, a copyrighted mp3, you can be traced and tracked down.

Whimsicality
03-13-2005, 02:16 PM
Well, I don't send anything important through AIM, so you know, I really don't care. Plus, do you honestly think they go through reading every conversation anyone has on AIM? No.

elie2
03-13-2005, 06:41 PM
This is completely BS. I send very classified stuff (i'm serious) that I would not want them a) looking at B) claiming ownership over c) them having any part with at all.

We should boycott them. Idiots.

lofton0788
03-13-2005, 06:45 PM
why dont they BAN fucking BOTS

Neil
03-13-2005, 08:37 PM
AIM is a pain in the ass anyway.

Amanda
03-13-2005, 11:04 PM
argh.... i hate this. I'll have to switch to flippin' MSN/Yahoo now.... jeez...

Jon[athan]
03-13-2005, 11:35 PM
wow...im glad i use MSN and not AIM.

Tomi
03-14-2005, 01:56 AM
Originally posted by Derek@Mar 13 2005, 07:49 AM
Does this only apply if you update your software? Because if so, fuck them..I'm not updating my AIM anymore..those privacy invading assholes.
Doesn't matter what software you use, anything that goes through their servers is automatically given ownership to AOL.

elie2 - If you send anything through AOL, you don't own it anymore, AOL does. ;)