"I Agree": Visualizing terms of service with long scrolls of colored paper


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/07/tldr.html


#2

it’s an exhibition by Dima Yarovinsky, at the Visualizing Knowledge 2018 conference at Aalto University:


#3

Thanks, that’s perfect!


#4

What a wonderful thing. Really makes the point.


#5

I think it would have been interesting if the artist had included a scroll for the GPL alongside these.


#6

I am waiting for the day when a US court holds that these click through user agreements are not an enforceable contract.

Note: I am not holding my breath.

Alternatively, I want every CEO of every tech company that uses one of these things to be required to read it verbatim into a court of record (e.g. the Federal District Court of wherever the company headquarters is) and then explain in plain English what they just read.


#7

They should include an object of known size, for scale. Maybe a banana.


#8

With a TOS written on the peel… Just look at it.


#9

That’s been ruled on many times. (TL;DR: = they’re not.)
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=court+eula+“not+enforceable”&ia=qa


#10

I read all of them.
I read the EULA before installing software.
I know I’m weird.

Side note - when one of the kids put some horrible things into her AOL profile to look edgy (violating the ToS) I made her read the 14 pages of the Terms of Service for AOL. Out loud. It took hours.


#11

My husband reads them too.


#12

Better than reading a Harlequin Romance I guess.


#13

The most modern iteration of making your child smoke a whole pack of cigs at once?


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