BoingBoing has pointed this out:
Cory Doctorow: Many readers have written to point out that AOL’s new Terms of Service for AIM “include the right for AOL to use anything and everything you send through AIM in any way they see fit, without informing you. A sample passage: ‘…by posting Content on an AIM Product, you grant AOL, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, agents and licensees the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right to reproduce, display, perform, distribute, adapt and promote this Content in any medium. You waive any right to privacy.'”
Wonder what service I’ll start using. So much of this depends on a network of friends who actually use the same tech you do. i.e. why cell phones here still suck.
Here’s the link.