From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Mon Oct 11 00:32:20 2004

>>> [PLATO on an emulator]
>> ...which unfortunately is, effectively, restricted to people in or
>> near California, or who are willing to ignore the user agreement
>> (section 6 of the agreement is totally insane for anyone for whom
>> California would be inconvenient).
> You know, it seems perfectly reasonable to me for someone who's
> providing a FREE SERVICE.

Fine. Go ahead and agree to it, then; it's your neck.

> If you feel like you may need to take legal action against someone
> who is giving you something for free which they're spending money on,
> you have issues.

That's not the problem. The problem is that they require that I agree
that California is an acceptable venue for _them_ to act against _me_,
too, in case they ever feel like it.

Legal systems have evolved their choice of venue rules over a long time
and with good reason; I'm not willing to agree to casually brush them
aside - especially when it means agreeing to subject myself to the
jurisdiction of perhaps the most lawsuit-trigger-happy country in the
world today, one with few to no defenses against abuse of the system.

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