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posted by mattie_p on Saturday February 22 2014, @12:32PM   Printer-friendly
from the print-that-out-please-want-it-on-paper dept.

bob_super writes:

"After reading an article[fr] (English language version) presenting a new Google initiative to map deforestation, I encountered a surprise when globalforestwatch.org opened with a Terms Of Service page! Not a small two-line 'we're in beta' terms of service page, a full multi-page lawyer-dream EULA. And when clicked on agree, I got a pop-up asking me to agree again!

Since we all know that all information has to be proven 100% correct and safe before being published on the web, have you noticed EULAs in other no-login sites? Why are Google's lawyers getting in the way when it's about important scientific data?"

 
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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by janrinok on Saturday February 22 2014, @01:00PM

    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Saturday February 22 2014, @01:00PM (#4805) Journal

    Just as we can quite happily ignore DMCA notices. Not our law - does not apply here!

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  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 22 2014, @03:08PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 22 2014, @03:08PM (#4831)
    wooosh