Do you rely on the contract?
Assume that use a service, you needed to first agree to the contract. The contract requires that you can’t use the service for an impermissible purpose. You use that service for an impermissible purpose and the service shunts you off to LaLa Land. Your reaction? Investigate.
“Uber’s ‘Greyball’ Draws U.S. Scrutiny,” The Wall Street Journal, May 5, 2017 B1. Prosecutors are looking a Uber’s Greyball program, which was designed to prevent people from using the Uber app for a purpose purportedly prohibited by the Uber terms of service.
The facts aren’t all in yet. But if the government was violating the terms of service, can they now prosecute Uber for catching them?