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Comment Re:How is this legal? (Score 4, Insightful) 200

It's questionable that these are enforceable, though. EULAs in general are questionable in courts, and in this case there is no doubt that their was intentional deception of the customers. No one would be able to guess that they would have bots talking to them from reading the EULA.

Comment Re:How is this legal? (Score 5, Informative) 200

You're right. They warn that some parts of their website are for entertainment only. Here are the terms and conditions, and the relevant portion reproduced below:

Other Aspects of the Ashley Madison Service – For Your Entertainment

Our Site and our Service gives users the opportunity to explore their fantasies and to interact with others in the Site. However, there is no guarantee you will find a date or partner on our Site or using our Service. Our Site and our Service also is geared to provide you with amusement and entertainment. You agree that some of the features of our Site and our Service are intended to provide entertainment.

Others Using the Site for Entertainment

You also understand and agree that there are users and members on the Site that use and subscribe to our Service for purely entertainment purposes. Those users and subscribers are not seeking physical meetings with anyone they meet on the Service, but consider their communications with users and members to be for their amusement.

You acknowledge and agree that any profiles of users and members, as well as, communications from such persons may not be true, accurate or authentic and may be exaggerated or fantasy. You acknowledge and understand that you may be communicating with such persons and that we are not responsible for such communications.

Of course, in another section the prohibit you from using bots, and in another section, prohibit you from using fake profile pictures. So the only ones who could be doing these things..............

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