If You're A Terrorist, You're Not Allowed To Use iTunes
from the that'll-show-them dept
Michael Scott points us to someone who was reading carefully through the iTunes terms of service, and noticed that it appears to say that you can't use the program if you're recognized as a terrorist by the US government. The specific clause reads:
You may not use or otherwise export or re-export the Licensed Application except as authorized by United States law and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Licensed Application was obtained. In particular, but without limitation, the Licensed Application may not be exported or re-exported (a) into any U.S. embargoed countries or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Person's List or Entity List. By using the Licensed Application, you represent and warrant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list. You also agree that you will not use these products for any purposes prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture or production of nuclear, missiles, or chemical or biological weapons.And, as Nate Oman notes:
Notice, as I read this clause not only are terrorists -- or at least those on terrorist watch lists -- prohibited from using iTunes to manufacture WMD, they are also prohibited from even downloading and using iTunes. So all the Al-Qaeda operatives holed up in the Northwest Frontier Provinces of Pakistan, dodging drone attacks while listening to Britney Spears songs downloaded with iTunes are in violation of the terms and conditions, even if they paid for the music!Now wouldn't that be a great lawsuit? Seeing Apple take those on the US terrorist list to court for breaking their iTunes terms of service?
That'll show 'em...