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They Own Souls

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Date: Apr 15, 2010 - 11:22 AM
A games store line in the UK has managed to pull off a fast one to highlight how few people read contracts: they apparently now are the owners of a large number of immortal souls.

The "Immortal Soul Clause" was added as part of an attempt to highlight how few customers read the terms and conditions of an online sale. GameStation claims that 88 percent of customers did not read the clause, which gives legal ownership of the customer's soul over to the UK-based games retailer.

The remaining 12 percent of customers however did notice the clause and clicked the relevant opt-out box, netting themselves a ?5 GBP gift voucher in the process.
Yes, it was an April 1st joke... but the point is perhaps that click-through agreements and legalese need to be cut down.



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