How To Skip The “I Accept The Terms And Conditions” WiFi Access Screen
Every single time you go to Starbucks, you have to check the box that says that you accept the terms and conditions to use the free Internet connection before you will be connected. It’s not just coffee shops. Whenever you go to any hotspot that provides free WiFi, e.g., hotels, libraries, airports, etc., you usually have to deal with the same inconvenience.
The idea here is that the terms and conditions used at these locations is remarkably similar, so perhaps it makes sense to draft a boilerplate version of WiFi access Terms and Conditions—similar to the GNU and CC licenses used for software and creative works respectively. This way, you could tell your device that you will always accept these standard terms, and any location that used them unaltered would automatically allow you to skip the “I accept” screen and be immediately connected.
Client: Starbucks, Holiday Inn, Barnes & Noble, The University of Texas.
PS: If a company wanted to use a few additional terms, they could do so with bullet points on the agreement page, which would present the added terms directly to the user before they agreed, making the agreement more transparent and ostensibly more enforceable. But knowing that they would force the user to make an additional step might make the company think twice about the necessity of additional terms.