ISP And Contract Issues (was Re: Webone blocking port 25??)

Alfred alfred at
Fri Jul 26 12:11:03 EST 2002

> Consumer protection doesn't cover not reading contracts before you sign them
> (ie. stupidity).
Actually, it does :) (to some degree). The argument goes that 
corporations a big and have huge amounts of resources (i.e lawyers). 
Consumers are single individuals, with severly limited resources and 
knowledge. So we have consumer protection acts to stop coporations 
screwing us over :) Things such as "no returns" policies are illegal 
because of this. There is the "fitness for purpose" requirements as 
another example.

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