Terms and Conditions Apply

Terms and Conditions Apply

In Terms and Conditions Apply, join Ethan D. Smith as he explores the history, nuance, and occasional absurdity of modern terms and conditions agreements. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/terms-and-conditions/support


December 18, 2019 42 min

In this final episode, we'll discuss the options we have as users when it comes to securing our online privacy in response to terms and conditions agreements and privacy policies.

For show notes, references, and further reading, visit this episode's blog post: https://termsconditionsapply.com/2019/12/18/what-do-we-do-now-terms-and-conditions-apply-podcast-episode-5

Music from https://filmmusic.io:

"Lobby Time" by Ke...

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If any meaningful change to terms and conditions agreements is to happen, would it require government intervention?

For references and further reading, including links referred to in the show, visit this episode's blog post on termsconditionsapply.com

Music from https://filmmusic.io:

"Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

"Amazing Plan...

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December 4, 2019 44 min

If Terms and Conditions agreements are effectively contracts we sign with large companies, what happens when there’s a dispute? How are these agreements seen through the eyes of the law? 

Follow the show on Twitter @TermsCondPod

More information on my guests: 

Chris Cotropia

University of Richmond faculty page

“Higher Education and the DMCA” Chris Cotropia and Jim Gibson, 2018.

Jim Gibson

University of Richmond Faculty Page


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November 27, 2019 37 min

In this episode, we explore the history of Internet advertising as it relates to Terms & Conditions agreements. Is advertising a necessary evil, or the Internet’s original sin? 

Follow the show on Twitter for updates: @TermsCondPod

Interested in learning more about Ethan Zuckerman’s research group at the MIT Media Lab? Learn more here: https://www.media.mit.edu/people/ethanz/projects/ 

To see Phyllis Weber’s advertising dir...

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November 20, 2019 26 min

Everyone knows that “I have read the Terms and Conditions” is the biggest lie on the Internet. But in an age where these contracts are present on almost every website online, just what is it we’re agreeing to when we accept the terms provided to us by web companies?

Follow the show on Twitter for updates @TermsCondPod

Links and further reading:

“When Not Reading the Fine Print Can Cost You Your Soul” – NPR, March 8, 2019 https:...

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November 8, 2019 1 min

Join Ethan D. Smith on November 20th for a limited podcast series that explores the implications of Terms & Conditions agreements in the digital age. For more information and links to subscribe, visit termsconditionsapply.com

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