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Even if you did click to accept the terms of service, their server knows you probably didn’t read it. They know exactly how long it was between you being served the contract, and you accepting it.

Clearly if that time is anything under a number of minutes or hours you can’t possibly be agreeing to the contract and so they should be duty bound to refuse service.

I look forward to a test case where a judge rules a terms-of-service contract unenforceable because the vendor logged that I read it in 3.2 seconds and accepted that as me having read it.

Or maybe it’s time to start being that person again, who reads contracts slowly and in full before signing.




Actually I’d suggest we all take some time to learn the law. Actual legal practices and whatever. I’m increasingly of the impression that lawyers are the real first class citizens of a constitutional government.




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