Ars Technica – Front page content: Social network aggregator no crook for violating Facebook TOS

Those of you who rarely if ever read the Terms of Service on social networking websites can breathe a temporary sigh of relief. With help from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a Northern California US District Judge has dismissed Facebook’s lawsuit against Power.com—at least for now. The court was not convinced by Facebook’s claim that Power.com’s unwanted efforts to integrate Facebook into its network of social networks constituted a violation of California’s criminal code.

Reading though his opinion, one senses that Judge James Ware appreciated the gravity of this issue. “In the modern context, in which millions of average internet users access websites every day without ever reading, much less understanding, those websites’ terms of use, this is far from an easy or straight

Read the whole article at: Ars Technica – Front page content

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