Creative Commons contracts.

Via Insty, saw this response to the OnStar scandal.  It seems quite wise.  Do you read and understand every bit of each “Terms and Conditions” agreement before clicking “yes” and moving on?  For all I know I’ve granted dozens of tech companies the right to harvest my organs at their whimsy.

The writer’s proposed solution to the general problem is equally smart.  A very impressive article.

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5 Responses to Creative Commons contracts.

  1. Mazzuchelli says:

    I read that earlier but just left a comment: Hilarious and possibly true, Mr. Wilson. While Watt below may have a point in California, I don’t do much that makes me nervous about OnStar tracking my vehicles. To calm Mom relative my Dad’s 2001 Yukon w/400K+ miles, I gave them my SRX. Keeping track of Dad is going to take up a lot of server space at OnStar HQ. More power to them. I trust GM a hell of a lot more than I do this administration. Anyone interested in cars knows that they’ve been carrying black boxes for years, in any event.

    Now, if there comes a day that the government actually DOES track my speed, that’s a whole other bucket of worms. I equate my right to speed with gun ownership although I’ve been unable to find an amendment to back me up.

    • wormme says:

      Good points, but it’s always a slippery slope, in business as well as government. If you don’t actively oppose liberties being taken with you, they will be taken from you.

      Oooh, that’s catchy. I think. Will have to remember that one.

  2. MG says:

    It’s really easy if we extend the Bill of Rights to electronic interactions!

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    • wormme says:

      Nice! Add that the (hopefully) upcoming Constitutional Convention.

      • MG says:

        I’m not sure I like the idea of a Convention right now, seems like asking for trouble.

        The amazing part about the Bill of Rights is that there is no reason it doesn’t cover digital issues, it can be logically extended by the courts at will without over-reach.

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