UMiami’s Holiday Wishes

Online here if you don’t see it below.

Your university tuition dollar at work.

Stop here if that filled you with holiday cheer.

Continue on if you want some Grinch.

Interestingly, at least to internet law geeks, the UM web version includes invisible code on the web page saying “By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/.” (Link added.)

I take it that the “user” here is UM, not the viewer who never sees the code; I doubt very strongly that the terms would be effective against the end-user. Not, in this case, that there’s anything for the end-user to worry about in the terms (at least as they stood when I visited them; they could always change…). Plus the language of that agreement seems to assume that the two parties are corporations. Still, it’s a bit odd.

Incidentally, I couldn’t get the video to play in my regular, hardened, browser, probably because I block Shockwave. You probably should block Shockwave too given its history. Should UM be encouraging the use of Shockwave? And — whoops! — am I not now guilty of the same fault? Sorry about that.

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