Originally Posted by assassin
So can I sue them if the game I am watching gets interrupted?
No. But their terms don't say they will. They say:
BE SUBJECT TO LEGAL ACTION; AND NHL ICE RESERVES THE RIGHT
TO REPORT SUCH MISCONDUCT TO APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
Emphasis added. "May" is a weasel word. It can be added to anything to make the sentence possible. By posting in this form, you may be subject to having to pay me $100 billion trillion dollars. There's no chance of that ever happening, but you MAY be subject to it. Reserves the right is along the same lines.
Also, they can report the conduct all that they want to the appropriate authorities. They aren't going to give two chits about it. They have more important things to do then hear a complaint about a law that doesn't exist. You're paying for service, they are sending the service. Any breaking of those terms are a private contractual matter and not subject to criminal law.
The other thing is that my guess NHL wouldn't care in the long run. If you're paying for the subscription, the only people that would be upset is the local broadcaster that isn't getting the local eyes watching THEIR feed. NHL may be contractually obligated to say something like that and have the effect that they care, but the legal cost to pursue the matter legally outweighs anything that they might get from any single instance. Now if it was a free streaming feed a la justin.tv, then that's different.