Thursday, April 18, 2013

Google Glass will be Deactivated if User Resells it - or even Loans it Out

For Your Eyes Only - Google Glass cannot be Resold or Loaned Out

Google Glass - a glass for the rich which is magical and innovative and costly too, $1,500 a piece.

While it provides unique services to its users, it comes with stringent terms and conditions.

It has now transpired that reselling or even loaning the Google Glass to someone else will deactivate the service embedded into the glass and will lose all its charm and usage.

Wired has dug out the Google Terms of Service which reads:
“You may not resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person. If you resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person without Google’s authorization, Google reserves the right to deactivate the device, and neither you nor the unauthorized person using the device will be entitled to any refund, product support, or product warranty.”

That's not the only limitation placed on the new eyewear. Google, which generates 95 percent of its revenue through advertising, doesn't want developers placing ads on the hotly anticipated eyewear. The terms state that "Glassware" developers may not "serve or include any advertisements" and they "may not charge" users to download apps for the device.

Welcome to the New World, one in which companies are retaining control of their products even after consumers purchase them - never heard of such conditions before. Did you?

( via Wired )
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