cross-posted from: https://lemmy.dbzer0.com/post/17618684

Forced arbitration means any legal disputes you may have with Discord must be resolved through a single third party mediator, who 99% of the time is chosen by, and will rule in favor of, the corporation/Discord. This effectively removes all your legal rights as a consumer, because arbitration decisions are legally binding and non-appealable.

The new ToS goes into effect April 15th, 2024.

YOU CAN OPT OUT OF ARBITRATION. You must email arbitration-opt-out@discord.com BEFORE MAY 15TH (30 days after ToS effective date) with your username stating that you wish to opt out of the arbitration clause. Once May 15th passes you are bound to arbitration with Discord forever.

Opt-out before it’s too late.

    • @WallEx@feddit.de
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      19 days ago

      “I dont need rights, because i anyways dont exercise them”

      Good on you, but what about the rest of us? Ever think that this law is not tailored to you?

    • @Baleine@jlai.lu
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      1719 days ago

      Because once you sign this TOS nothing’s stopping them from doing the most obnoxious and illegal business practices to you and you’ll be fucked. Like getting you into a lifetime contract of nitro or whatever, you really can’t trust a for profit company with this stuff

    • @magnusrufus@lemmy.world
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      119 days ago

      Serious question if you know you don’t engage with discord deeply why do you think anyone here should care about your pointless question?

    • @ToxicWaste@lemm.ee
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      619 days ago

      Good question, but: Why would Discord ever expect to be in a lawsuit or arbitration with you? Most people, like you, use it to chat with people they barely know and give them no money. Still discord think it is necessary to take away legal rights from all their users.