Guarantee IX - Freedom From Undue Interference
No Party shall, at any time, through fraud, deception, dishonesty, willful negligence, or anti-competitive practice, prevent any other Party from generating revenue on a Platform, or via usage of an Internet Service Provider.
This is to cover multiple areas. First is the obvious violations of the monopoly and antitrust laws that many countries have (but often don’t properly enforce). Anticompetitive and antitrust behaviors damage the free market, are often fraud, and prevent accountability. Whether it’s buying competitors and then shutting them down or lobbying for unreasonable regulation that you know any current or future competitor will be unable to cope with, this is clear undue interference.
Another issue this covers is End Users contacting Platforms, ISPs, other End Users, or an End User’s real world contacts to lie about them in an attempt to damage their reputation and prevent them from doing business. A perfect example is people who try to get conventions to uninvite people like Sargon of Akkad with claims of harassment, sexism, racism, etc., even though they are demonstrably false.
This guarantee has been updated for more accurate wording and clarity at the suggestion of Firm Word.
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