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12:19 pm on Jun 1, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I don't know if it has already been posted:

Artist Visualizes the Lengthy “Terms of Service” Agreements of Popular Social Media Apps
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edit: 86 minutes for someone who is effectively reading the terms of use of Instagram ...
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Graphic art well done.

Truly amazing what lawyers how lawyers can stretch 'what is mine is mine and what is yours is mine and all your recourse is mine and your future is mine and don't forget to say pretty please and thank you very much'. Truly horrific what they can do to a language.
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It's actually a hidden agreement between lawyers and paper manufacturers. Those who do "more paper" get better breaks. :)
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Truly horrific what they can do to a language.
You mean like the recurring “amount of words”?
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Checking local law schools ... most have a class called "Bamboozle 101, Or how to glaze eyes and put humans to sleep."
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I also suspect that lawyers have stock interests in the paper industry, after all, you can't have a blizzard without paper ...
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The artist describes the intent of the project in a statement that I found kind of intriguing...

Yarovinsky explains, “My main goal was to emphasize how small, helpless and harmful are we against this giant corporates.”

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In fairness, his English is better than my Hebrew.
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In fairness, his English is better than my Hebrew.

I hope my quoting him (from the article) didn't appear to be condescending. The essence of his statement, along with his very graphic presentation, has some profound implications.

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Great illustration of the current situation. No one has the time nor skills to read and understand these tos. Ridiculous.
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Excellent.

I can think of a number of other ways it could be implemented, but, really, how many people actually read the whole document. I doubt it's many at all.
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I doubt it's many at all.
It's about proportion. When you buy a house, you expect pages and pages of legal stuff. When you buy a car, there will be fewer pages but still a lot of stuff. When you buy furniture, it should all drop down to a single page. (I don't know how common this is, but the trend in my state, whenever there's a law involving mandatory disclosure, is that the law will explicitly state a minimum font size, or will say from what distance a sign needs to be readable if it's something that has to be posted.) When you spend $20 at the grocery store, there's nothing to sign except possibly the single line saying “I agree to these credit card charges”.

And then you get something online that costs $10/year or quite possibly nothing at all ... and the legal paperwork is longer than it would be for buying a house. Proportion.
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Legalese is the language of lawyers. Only lawyers can understand it. This is known as ensuring future work. :)