I can’t be the only person who does this, can I? It’s amazing the number of people I’ve run into who, when helping them with their computer or installing something over the phone I recommend they read the TOS and they bitch about it. Seriously.
But damn, I love reading my TOS. Hell, when I was signing up for a new email address yesterday they has 11,000 words in theirs and popped it up every two screens. And you know what, I read the damned thing. OK, I read it the first time and skimmed.
But seriously, people who don’t bother to read these are asking for trouble. “Oh no, they say, it’s doesn’t matter, they’re a big company, they wouldn’t do anything to screw me.” Can’t get rid of that spyware now, can you? And you wonder why your credit card suddenly jacked up its rates.
I do read TOS the first time I install or accept anything by anybody. … Or at least skim over parts that look standard and carefully read the parts that very often have iffy bits in them. I don’t read quite as thoroughly on purchased software because I’ve already bought it, and probably can’t get my money back, and besides, I won’t buy something from somebody (corporation or individual) I think may have questionable ethics.
OTOH, I read very carefully through everything that is offered regarding anything I purchase or sign up for online.