Re: RealNetworks is spying on Internet users again

Date: Tue May 30 2000 - 16:18:12 MDT

Ross Finlayson writes:

> I would call that a serious breach, and RealPlayer a serious beatch.
> Do you happen to have copies of their user agreements that we might dissect?

The privacy policy for RealDownload is at

It says:

   2. File Download: Whenever a download is initiated using
   RealDownload, the product sends the name and URL of the file
   you are downloading along with relevant product and Internet
   communication information (including IP address, connection speed,
   whether downloads were finished or incomplete, use of pause and
   resume) to RealNetworks. RealNetworks does not store the IP address
   with this information, and no unique identifier or any personally
   identifiable information is sent with this information. RealNetworks
   does not associate file downloads with individuals without express
   consent. This information is sent so RealNetworks can display
   appropriate advertising, and for aggregate, anonymous statistical

The site also has information on cookies, advertising and a unique
identifier which is used at install/uninstall time.


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