The biggest lie on the internet is clicking “I have read and I agree to the terms of service….”
No wonder no one reads them, a new study has looked at the size of the terms of service of a few different companies:
Remember, a typed page averages approximately 500 words. This makes Soundcloud’s terms of service agreement almost 16 pages of legalese long!
I’m also wondering about this quote taken from Facebook’s agreement:
“You grant us a nonexclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook.”
If I am reading this right, this means that even if I post something on my own webspace, but I link to it using Facebook, they own the intellectual property rights in a nonexclusive, transferable, sub-licensable sort of way.
Need to know more about this topic? Read this blog for all of the scary stuff you are agreeing to.