OT: Funny disclaimers (Was: Re: ssh root@localhost)

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Wed Feb 2 12:33:50 PST 2005

Nico Meijer wrote:
>>By reading this mail you agree to the following:
>>using or giving out the email address and any 
>>other info of the author of this email is strictly forbidden.
>>By acting against this agreement the author of this mail 
>>will take possible legal actions against the abuse.
> Could you please confirm this to be a joke? Thanks.

You cannot be forced into a legally binding contract simply by reading a 
statement, no.  That doesn't mean the author won't try to sue people anyway, 
but even a spammer is unlikely to have anything to worry about unless the 
author is remarkably dedicated to wasting time and money following through.

-Chuck (IANAL, TINLA :-)

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