Posted: 3/15/2001 4:04:05 PM EDT
Hi, guys and gals:
I just got off the phone with the reps from Juno. I had just received their new Terms of Service. It seems they want to use MY hardware to make THEM money. They insist that since I am (was!) a paying subscriber, I didn't have to worry about it. I told them I still didn't want to have anything to do with a company who thinks this is the right way to do business.
Here is the really offensive TOS section:
2.5. You expressly permit and authorize Juno to (i) download to your
computer one or more pieces of software (the "Computational Software")
designed to perform computations, which may be unrelated to the operation
of the Service, on behalf of Juno (or on behalf of such third parties as
may be authorized by Juno, subject to the Privacy Statement), (ii) run
the Computational Software on your computer to perform and store the
results of such computations, and (iii) upload such results to Juno's
central computers during a subsequent connection, whether initiated by
you in the course of using the Service or by the Computational Software
as further described below. In connection with downloading and running
the Computational Software, Juno may require you to leave your computer
turned on at all times, and may replace the "screen saver" software that
runs on your computer while the computer is turned on but you are not
using it. The screen saver software installed by Juno, which may display
advertisements or other images chosen by Juno, is an integral part of the
Computational Software and you agree not to take any action to disable or
interfere with the operation of either the screen saver software or any
other component of the Computational Software. Juno may set different
requirements for different subscribers with respect to the Computational
Software (including without limitation whether use of the Computational
Software is required and the volume of computations required to be
performed) depending on service level or other factors we determine. You
agree that, as between you and Juno, you shall be responsible for any
costs or expenses resulting from the continuous operation of your
computer, including without limitation any associated charges for
electricity, and that you shall have sole responsibility for any
maintenance or technical issues that might result from such continuous
operation. You agree that, as between you and Juno, Juno shall have sole
rights to the results of any computations performed by the Computational
Software, including without limitation any revenues or intellectual
property generated directly or indirectly as a result of such
computations, without further compensation to you. If your usage of the
Service is infrequent, Juno's ability to obtain the results of completed
computations may be impaired.
I can't believe the nerve of those pricks!!!!
Those jerk-off's should be paying you. Tell those pricks there is no free ride!!!!
Somewhere down in the TOS I was looking for the punchline.
Mindspring/Earhlink isn't pulling that crap. At least not yet.
I suppose they also want 15% of your gross pay?
I'll be back later to read the rest.
Yep, they suck.
I cancelled them last year aafter I had had enough of their crap. Funny thing, they billed me for an extra year of service last month.
Make sure you get the name of the rep you talk to after you cancel.
Ya get what you pay for....
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