re: Poker & You're not gonna believe this one! Be Careful
Originally Posted by PokerVic
The only reason I could think of to have AOL instead of a REAL internet service provider would be if that's the only option in your area. If so, that's a shame.
It's not just AOL. Most ISP Terms of Service Agreements have such clauses - you just need to read them. Looks more like a case of someone reporting it to AOL, not so much a case of 'Big Brother is Watching'.
Here's the same type thing on charter.net, a nationwide cable service.
"2. NO ILLEGAL OR FRAUDULENT USE
Customer will not use, or allow others to use, the Service to violate any applicable federal, state, local or international laws or regulations or to promote illegal activity, including, but not limited to
, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, posting or transmitting child pornography or obscene material, gambling,
the offering for sale of illegal weapons or substances, the promotion or publication of any material that may violate hate crime laws, or by exporting software or technical information in violation of U.S. export control laws. Customer will not use, or allow others to use, the Service to commit a crime, act of terrorism or fraud, or to plan, encourage or help others
to commit a crime or fraud, including but not limited to, acts of terrorism, engaging in a pyramid or ponzi scheme, or sending chain letters that request money or other items of value."