Google Forbids The Loan Or Reselling Of Its Glass Project

Control freakery, much?

You may not: "resell, loan, transfer, or give" your Google Glass to anyone else. That's the somewhat draconian terms of service that Mountain View has put together for its eyewear, as unearthed yesterday by Wired.

The first batch of Explorer Edition Glass headsets are shipping this week, and Google has been releasing more details about its miniature computer, from the device's tech specs to its ad-free, chargeable-app free terms of service for developers.

Wired calls such terms of service "the Silicon Valley equivalent of a velvet rope," pointing out that one early obtainer of Google Glass was hoping to make a huge profit by reselling the headset on eBay, until it was pointed out to him that such an action was verboten.

"Welcome to the New World, one in which companies are retaining control of their products even after consumers purchase them," says Wired.

[Image by Flickr user Plushroom Soup]

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  • Simplequa

    Why pay for something you can't even OWN. Google might as well poy iy up its backside and keep it within its family. I have never heard such rancid poo on earth. But then zombie googlebots probably believe such hitleritalian  laws makes them the chosen one, Makes me pUKE. The sad fact of the entire matter is that the junk is just a gimmick and toy for pornography.Pointless and useless except for the navel gazing, narcissistic, preening gadget obsessive.How many times does a bot need to check his putrid self absorbed status update on facemoon, twitass in a minute. Go ahead buy one.