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More AIM Bullshit

On 09.07.06 at 23:10:20 by T.J.
Well, let's see, the AIM bot:

Is not infringing on the rights of others.

"is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, or contains explicit or graphic descriptions, or accounts of, sexual acts"
Nope.

"victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;"
Nope.

"impersonates any person, business or entity, including AOL and its employees and agents;"
Nope.

"contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of a computer or computer network;"
No viruses or malicious computer code.

"encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, or that gives rise to civil liability;"
I don't think blog announcements constitute a criminal offense.

"interferes with the use of the AOL Network by others."
No interference caused, the messages are optional.

"You may not use any of our Services or communication tools to transmit, directly or indirectly, any unsolicited bulk communications (including e-mails and instant messages)."
Like I said, you have to sign up saying you want to recieve messages, so it's not unsolicited.

So AOL has no basis for suspending both of my accounts other than their "We may cancel or suspend your registered user account or Screen Name at any time, without cause and/or without notice." clause

But if they did suspend it "without cause" then why did they tell me the cause was that I violated the terms of service?

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