US ISPs Hog Rights in Fine Print

[AP] In their subscriber contracts, some Internet providers explicitly absolve themselves of obligations that, it seems, no one would imagine they had in the first place.For instance, Verizon Communications Inc. makes broadband subscribers agree that the company assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of things they may read on the Internet, or receive in e-mails. So don’t complain to the company if that Wikipedia entry on wombats misstates their gestational period.”Sometimes people think that everything they see online comes from their ISP or is somehow vetted and endorsed by the ISP,” said Verizon spokeswoman Bobbi Henson.

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