AT&T Wireless Data Service Terms and Conditions Changes: No Slingbox or Home Pet-cams!

Part of AT&T’s fine print
I’m glad there are eagle-eyed people like Public Knowledge’s Robb Topolski! I get a little tingling in the temples when I start to read fine print for things like AT&T’s Terms & Conditions (see above). Robb, fortunately, does not appear to have this problem and noted…
AT&T Quietly Updates its Wireless Plans
Robb’s interpretation of the changes are:
1. You can’t your own video redistribution system (like a Slingbox) or video sites not approved by AT&T.
2. Data use overage and associated fees are defined.
By the way, I noticed that the portion of the agreement that existed before the change…

…web broadcasting, and/or for the operation of servers, telemetry devices and/or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition devices is prohibited.

…already disallowed activities like monitoring servers, checking home automation systems, or checking your pet-cam.

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