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Friday, April 18, 2008

The Yahoo! Terms Of Use Are Hardcore

(iii) use the Yahoo! Maps APIs to operate nuclear facilities, life support, or other mission critical application where human life or property may be at stake. You understand that the Yahoo! Maps APIs are not designed for such purposes and that their failure in such cases could lead to death, personal injury, or severe property or environmental damage for which Yahoo! is not responsible;
-- Yahoo! Terms Center

Well shucks.


Clamatius said...

Standard legal boilerplate. Check the Java EULA (and similar stuff) for something really close to the same deal. Java redistributables always had to carry the disclaimer (can't remember if they still do). Example:

(clause 14)

Josh said...

Yeah, I'm not crazy surprised. I remember someone at an old job declaring once "We live in litigal times" ... and stuff like this so clearly reminds me of that fact.