If Google thinks any of its new Google Glass owners have been flogging them on eBay or loaning them to friends, it has the right to remotely deactivate the tech spectacles. That’s according to the terms and conditions in the contract this first wave of buyers have agreed to.
The oppressive Google Glass terms state that: “…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.”
It’s sad news for anyone who managed to bag one of the $US1500 devices in the hope of flipping them for a quick profit. One recent attempt at eBaying a retail Google Glass hit the highs of around £60,000 ($89,000(, before the seller cancelled the auction in the face of mass public outrage at how he dared to sell the magical new glasses of power. [Wired]
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