Game retailer owns peoples souls


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"By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul. Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from (sic) or one of its duly authorised minions."
A clever April Fools prank, but I liked what the article said about their reasons behind it:

The terms of service were updated on April Fool's Day as a gag, but the retailer did so to make a very real point.

They said no one reads the online terms and conditions of shopping and companies are free to insert whatever language they want into the documents.

The company noted that it would not be enforcing the ownership rights and planned to email customers nullifying any claim on their soul.
That's nice of them for returning the souls to their rightful owners. Now, will this make people read the fine print? Probably not. I find this to be pretty funny though because whenever I don't read the fine print I am always joking about "I am probably giving away my soul by signing this" or something.