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originally posted by: StallionDuckI'm certain I could find software that will let me bypass the restrictions while still blocking ads and any content
originally posted by: XTexanI believe ethically you agreed to those terms when you created the account.
There are a number of issues here: firstly, are the T&C lawful?
I, as a physical being, have NOT really signed anything, am I bound to the T&C? I don't think so.
Now, say that there was a line in the T&C that says that by signing the T&C you agree to give ATS your credit card number. You never saw that. You did not SIGN anything, you merely ticked a box and clicked a button.
originally posted by: SilentRaven
I will look so stupid but
No matter how many threads I read with this title I have no idea what you are all talking about .. Zero clue
originally posted by: JackReyes
Well, if it's ever taken to court, I've seen several judges that just disregard all the legal mumbo jumbo for common sense. And most if not all of them have never been challenged by being brought before an appellate court, much less a Supreme one. I think common sense is what goes here.
originally posted by: Jonjonj
a reply to: ForteanOrgSo now it is law, not ethics the debate?
It really doesn't matter what you think, if you break the T&C's you can be banned, not much more to say on that really.
But that didn't happen, false premise.
Offering a way around those T&C's seems to me to be a slap in the face to the site if you ask me.
originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: ForteanOrg
The difference with your spider example is that the newspaper has already gotten paid for the ads in their paper, so they don't care if you cut anything out of it.
You are also free to start your own site, without charging anyone, with no ads, paying for maintenance out of your own pocket. I'd like to see how long you could do that.
originally posted by: SilentRavenOk re adds only anyone has that terrible UBER thing everywhere on theirs screen ?
And general those adds everywhere are getting longer and longer and there is no way around them ( like 5 min Apple Music adds on YouTube is messed up) ok I will read on
And thank you that was very nice from you but I only got half way