Seth Woodworth and I have started a site to help consumers understand the legalese of websites: FriendlyToS. Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll be coding scrappers and differs to help users identify changes in terms of services when they happen and figure out what those dense blocks of text mean. Along with that, we will also be writing blog posts covering online legalese issues and news. And just like with my Humphrey blog posts, I’m going to put up a summary here when I make a FriendlyToS post. With that said, here is my first FriendlyToS post:
Real harbors do a lot of good for society. They allow commerce and immigration. But its no secret that surely old salts spend a lot of time in harbors. Imagine for a second that you own a harbor. In your harbor, Bluto has been trash-talking Popeye, and now Popeye wants to sue you because of what Bluto said. Does that sound fair to you? And would you want to continue to own your harbor if every bad thing a sailor said on your docks became a lawsuit for you?
Check out the full post at FriendlyToS.