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Pokemon Go Terms Include Arbitration Agreement

What does it take to play Pokemon Go, the new game released by Niantic last week that already has an estimated 10 million active users? The answer: A smartphone and a willingness to surrender one of your Seventh Amendment rights. Before customers are allowed to access the reality-based game, they must agree to waive their Constitutional right to a jury trial should something go wrong. These agreements, called arbitration agreements, or, less formally, “rip-off clauses,” are already widely used by banks, internet providers, and other industries to strip customers of their right to sue. Instead of seeking a remedy through ... Read More