In-flight WiFi TOS

On one of the flights I took last weekend GoGo in-flight WiFi was available. I didn’t pay for it as I’d already promised myself that I wouldn’t check my e-mail on vacation, but I did want to see if it worked on my Droid. I was able to connect but since I wasn’t a paying customer all I could do was read about the service. Here’s a few of the items from the Terms of Service that I found interesting: (emphasis added)

Acceptable Use Policy.
You hereby agree to comply with Aircell’s acceptable use policy (“Acceptable Use Policy”), as described below. You will not use the Service to (or assist another person to):

  1. Harm or threaten harm to persons or property;
  2. Harass other persons;
  3. Violate any applicable law, including those related to export control, spam, gambling, obscenity, or computer access;
  4. Engage in any fraud or misrepresentation;
  5. Provide instructional information about illegal activities;
  6. Interfere with, disrupt, or create undue burden on the Service (or the networks or computers that provide same);
  7. Infringe or violate another person’s rights, including privacy and intellectual property rights;
  8. Allow another person who has not paid for the Service to access or use the Service on his computer or device through your computer or device;
  9. Access or display offensive content on your computer or device, in view of another person;
  10. Knowingly distribute any virus or other malware;
  11. Access any network or computer (including those providing the Service) in excess of the permission expressly granted to you;
  12. Monitor (through, for example, sniffers) any network traffic without express authorization of the owner of the network and the parties’ to the communications;
  13. Attempt to decrypt any encrypted or scrambled communications;
  14. Introduce software or automated agents into the Service; or
  15. Attempt to impersonate any other person, including any Aircell employees.

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