The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

30 September 2007

By comparison, Alberto Gonzales was a wuss

Doc Searls notes that AT&T's Legal Policy runs over 10,000 words, and singles out this paragraph for special mention:

AT&T may immediately terminate or suspend all or a portion of your Service, any Member ID, electronic mail address, IP address, Universal Resource Locator or domain name used by you, without notice, for conduct that AT&T believes (a) violates the Acceptable Use Policy; (b) constitutes a violation of any law, regulation or tariff (including, without limitation, copyright and intellectual property laws) or a violation of these TOS, or any applicable policies or guidelines, or (c) tends to damage the name or reputation of AT&T, or its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries. Termination or suspension by AT&T of Service also constitutes termination or suspension (as applicable) of your license to use any Software. AT&T may also terminate or suspend your Service if you provide false or inaccurate information that is required for the provision of Service or is necessary to allow AT&T to bill you for Service.

(Emphasis added.)

Inasmuch as this very policy "tends to damage the name or reputation of AT&T," I believe that in the interest of consistency — which is, after all, very important when it comes to establishing legal precedent — AT&T should take immediate steps to terminate or suspend its Service.

Lily Tomlin was not available for comment.

Posted at 9:52 AM to Say What?


Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 10:38 AM on 30 September 2007

Good luck with that!

Posted by: Jeffro at 2:47 PM on 30 September 2007


What do you think about Tokio Hotel? >:)

Posted by: CandyShopGirl at 4:34 AM on 9 October 2007