TOSDR, or Terms Of Service Didn't Read, is a new online service that offers a report card style ranking of various website Terms Of Service agreements. The cleverly named website, which understands the usual approach user have to these agreements, has created a very easy to read summary of what we are getting ourselves into when we check that "I have read and agree to the terms" button.
There is a lot of heated debate among photographers about the various services we use to showcase and promote our work. In todays day and age, having an online presence is nearly a requirement, but navigating safely through all the options can be a daunting task. These TOS agreements are generally quite long and full of legal jargon that does more to confuse than to educate the end user.
It is with great pleasure then that I came across the Terms Of Service Didn't Read website. For those of us who are more visual learners, which I assume is the bulk of us here, the color coded grading system is a simple and effective way to browse the online photo sharing landscape. Furthermore, the service breaks down each TOS agreements details into nice and neat bullet points, which are also color coded to help you distinguish between the good and the bad.
This is a fantastic resource we should all reference and recommend.