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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 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 RamiK on Saturday February 22 2014, @01:29PM

    by RamiK (1813) on Saturday February 22 2014, @01:29PM (#4813)

    I wonder if it's possible for a lawyer to draw up a general purpose EULA like disclaimer you can copy-paste/link in everything you publish that removes any liability from you over defamation and profanities and what-nots. Something like the disclaimers publishers and writers use in TV or the EULAs but not as restricted.

    Then, I'll have it printed on my T-shirt and attach it to anything I write, say or do so I could say what I want like one of those "free people" I keep reading about...

    Disclaimer: I claim nothing. Do nothing. Admit nothing. Please don't hurt me.

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