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Google: Early adopters cannot sell or loan Glass devices

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Apr 2013 19:51 User comments (21)

Google: Early adopters cannot sell or loan Glass devices Google has revealed the terms of service for the Google Glass augmented reality eyewear, and there are some pretty clear restrictions.
The $1500 glasses are being sent to a select few thousand early adopters.

Reads the ToS: "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."

Each device is registered to the owner's Google account, making it easy to see if it has been transferred or sold.

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21 user comments

118.4.2013 20:41

These are going to make porn watching a real treat.


I'll stick my foot up your ass.

218.4.2013 20:45

$1500 and I can't give it away to anyone I want to. What's the motivation for that TOS? I suppose knowing that up front and I still make the purchase, the onerous is on me to abide by the terms. On the other hand, I don't like being told what I can do with property I bought and paid for with my hard earned money. Guess I'll never own a pair of these.


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318.4.2013 22:41

I don't want to live on this world anymore.

418.4.2013 23:10

Originally posted by Semperfipal:
$1500 and I can't give it away to anyone I want to. What's the motivation for that TOS? I suppose knowing that up front and I still make the purchase, the onerous is on me to abide by the terms. On the other hand, I don't like being told what I can do with property I bought and paid for with my hard earned money. Guess I'll never own a pair of these.
Just because something is written in a TOS does not make it legal. Just take a look at Apple's "...all sales are final." statement in their App Store TOS... it's complete BS. You can get your money back for an app that does not do what it promises. Apple like you to jump through hoops of course. You should have an app for THAT. Australian ABC's "The Checkout" claim to have written it to simplify the process but f*cked if I can find it.

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519.4.2013 6:06

Quote:
If you resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person without Google's authorization...

But, how would they know? Does Google spy on us or what? Oh, wait...

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

619.4.2013 8:07

Well, if what they say in their TOS is true,
then there's your proof that we're being spied on.
Can you say "RFID"? ;-)

In the longrun, I'm sure hackers will come up with
ways to jailbreak this nifty lil gadget.
We'll see.

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719.4.2013 8:36

I think it would be pretty simple if you registered the devices with a new google account created simply to give away. There is a way around everything. I miss the days when you could buy equipment and it was yours and you could do whatever the hell you wanted to do with it.

819.4.2013 9:35

The Supreme Court case, Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, which turns on the question of whether you have the right to sell things you already own to another party without permission from the manufacture/copyright holder......Not sure where this stands now, but if SCOTUS agrees, I can see a huge increase in black market activity. I'm sure corporate America will want their cut if they give you permission to sell your old washing machine or old rotary telephone!.......So much for living in a free and open society these days.


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919.4.2013 10:23

Err I just don't see why I would want it in the first place...AND for $1500??? Wow!



Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

1019.4.2013 16:17

Sorry but I am way behind. What do this device do exactly?

1119.4.2013 16:30

I'm not so sure that I'd want to buy a pair of glasses used by someone else same goes for headphones. However I'm not going to buy a product that I'm not allowed to re-sell.

There is such a thing as unreasonable terms and conditions in contracts.

Just remind me; Is this the same company that made the graphics program Picassa? which scans your hard disc for graphics files (which it doesn't need to) then locks up your PC big time when it finds a corrupt file.

I don't think I'll be buying anything made by Google.

1219.4.2013 16:52

Considering its basicly a closed beta, it be considered as a part of the non-disclosure agreements. The final version for mass market will probably NOT have such limitations.

1319.4.2013 19:01

Originally posted by Scaldari:
Considering its basicly a closed beta, it be considered as a part of the non-disclosure agreements. The final version for mass market will probably NOT have such limitations.
Yes, exactly this. JFC, people.


1419.4.2013 19:09

"Probably" not. So $1500 would be a cut price deal to test this beta to iron out the bugs. We're looking at a retail version that costs $3000-4000 perhaps?

1519.4.2013 20:04

WE ARE GOOGLE... RESISTANCE IS FUTILE. Buy our Google Glass and become one of our Borg. We will use all the information you gather with the device against you and to make money off you.


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1619.4.2013 23:54

They just don't want you to know that they're giving these to government agents and powerful banksters ad CEOs and that they'll be able to tie into the FBI and CIA facial recognition server farms, pulling up information on who they're dealing with and giving them tactical advantages in all "new encounter" situations. The agent smith abilities and uses of these glasses would truly terrify everybody if they ever got a gleaning of the power they'll put in the wrong hands.

1720.4.2013 6:06

Originally posted by Tarsellis:
The agent smith abilities and uses of these glasses would truly terrify everybody if they ever got a gleaning of the power they'll put in the wrong hands.
"Too late", she cried and waved her wooden leg!



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1820.4.2013 9:28

Originally posted by TekPete:
"Probably" not. So $1500 would be a cut price deal to test this beta to iron out the bugs. We're looking at a retail version that costs $3000-4000 perhaps?
Maybe, or they could just be @ cost for prototype construction. Mass production than would bring down costs with the economies of scale. I still have a hard time imagining the first two generations being below a grand a device though. I predict by 2016 we will see them at 499.95 christmas special.

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1921.4.2013 21:05

Big business really stinks . .

No way on earth I would ever purchase anything from Giggle . . the farther I stay away, the more privacy I'll enjoy


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2022.4.2013 7:00

How about that! For $1.5k you get to guinea-pig the product as a beta tester, and you cannot sell it nor loan it to anyone; and I'll bet it'll come with just half its potential features...
...so then, is Google even paying people for their Time and Labor to test this gadget? Of course NOT! They're stealing people's Time AND Money!

For $3k or $4k you get the product at it's Full potential... I'll even bet it will include X-ray vision allowing you to see through clothes, as an added "bone-us"... then an implanted RFID chip sends a signal back to Google and Google will turn you in as a level-1 Sex Offender! LMAO

2122.4.2013 10:02

Originally posted by MagengarZ:
For $3k or $4k you get the product at it's Full potential... I'll even bet it will include X-ray vision allowing you to see through clothes, as an added "bone-us"... then an implanted RFID chip sends a signal back to Google and Google will turn you in as a level-1 Sex Offender! LMAO
lol



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