Terms and Conditions Apply

Terms and Conditions Apply

By Ethan D. Smith
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In Terms and Conditions Apply, join Ethan D. Smith as he explores the history, nuance, and occasional absurdity of modern terms and conditions agreements.
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In Terms and Conditions Apply, join Ethan D. Smith as he explores the history, nuance, and occasional absurdity of modern terms and conditions agreements.

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Rules and Regulations
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" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "No Good Layabout" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Hard Boiled" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Covert Affair" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Samba Isobel" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Mining by Moonlight" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Dreamer" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Other music: “Let That Sink In,” composed by Lee Rosevere. https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/ Used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ “Royale,” performed by Josh Lippi & the Overtimers https://joshlippi.bandcamp.com/
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December 11, 2019
Contracts and the Law
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 “Boilerplate’s False Dichotomy” James Gibson, 2018 “Click to Agree” James Gibson, Richmond Law Magazine, 2013 References and Further Reading Available at TermsConditionsApply.com Music from https://filmmusic.io "Apero Hour" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Lobby Time" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Airport Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Sneaky Adventure" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Crinoline Dreams" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Opportunity Walks" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Other Music “Let That Sink In,” composed by Lee Rosevere. https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/ Used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ “Royale,” performed by Josh Lippi & the Overtimers https://joshlippi.bandcamp.com/
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December 4, 2019
It's All About the Ads
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 director skills in action, visit https://www.roanoke.com/  References and Further Reading “The Internet’s Original Sin” -Ethan Zuckerman, writing in The Atlantic, August 2014 https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/advertising-is-the-internets-original-sin/376041/  “Internet Advertising Sees Breakthrough Year in 1997” IAB https://www.iab.com/news/internet-advertising-sees-breakthrough-year-1997/ “Windows XP SP2 Turns 'On' Pop-up Blocking” http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3327991 Internet advertising revenue reports: https://www.iab.com/insights/iab-internet-advertising-revenue-report-conducted-by-pricewaterhousecoopers-pwc-2/#year2000 FB 2019 2Q results: https://s21.q4cdn.com/399680738/files/doc_financials/2019/Q2/Q2-2019-Earnings-Presentation-07.24.2019.pdf E. Zuckerman on MIT Media Lab Website: https://www.media.mit.edu/people/ethanz/overview/ “Weber named Roanoke Times ad director” https://www.roanoke.com/business/weber-named-roanoke-times-ad-director/article_c0f77fed-5acf-5224-87d2-6abf8315931b.html  Tracking Pixels: https://en.ryte.com/wiki/Tracking_Pixel Cookies: https://en.ryte.com/wiki/Cookie Google’s ad revenue: 2001-2018: https://www.statista.com/statistics/266249/advertising-revenue-of-google/ “You’re only worth $1.21 to Facebook” CNN Money https://money.cnn.com/2012/05/16/technology/facebook-arpu/index.htm BH Media Group Terms & Conditions: https://www.roanoke.com/site/terms.html  BH Media Group Privacy Policy: https://www.roanoke.com/site/terms.html/#privacy  Music from https://filmmusic.io "Hard Boiled" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "George Street Shuffle" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Martini Sunset" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Cool Vibes" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Sneaky Snitch" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Bossa Antigua" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Kool Kats" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Other music: “Let That Sink In,” composed by Lee Rosevere. https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/  Used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  “Southside,” composed by Lee Rosevere. https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/  Used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  “Royale,” performed by Josh Lippi & the Overtimers https://joshlippi.bandcamp.com/
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November 27, 2019
The New Social Contract
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://www.npr.org/2019/03/08/701417140/when-not-reading-the-fine-print-can-cost-your-soul “The Biggest Lie on the Internet: Ignoring the Privacy Policies and Terms of Service Policies of Social Networking Services” – Obar and Oeldorf-Hirsch, April 2016, revised August 2018 https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2757465 The Alex Kogan Experience – Against the Rules with Michael Lewis, April 16, 2019. https://atrpodcast.com/episodes/the-alex-kogan-experience-s1!d20f3 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Hearing on Data Privacy and Protection, April 10, 2018. https://www.c-span.org/video/?443543-1/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-testifies-data-protection Music from https://filmmusic.io: "Backbay Lounge" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Dreamer" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Loopster" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Samba Isobel" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Other music “Let That Sink In,” composed by Lee Rosevere. https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/ Used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ “Royale,” performed by Josh Lippi & the Overtimers. Used with permission. https://joshlippi.bandcamp.com/
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November 20, 2019
Trailer - Terms & Conditions Apply
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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November 8, 2019
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