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Amazon software adds zombie invasion clause


Posted on Thursday, 11 February, 2016 | Comment icon 5 comments

Zombie apocalypse ? At least Amazon's software can help... Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Andrew Braithwaite
The Internet giant has added a rather unusual clause to the small print of one its latest products.
In a peculiar move that hopefully doesn't mean that Amazon knows something that we don't, the company has decided that adding an exemption clause to cover the possibility of a zombie apocalypse is a necessary step during the release of its new game engine software.

The terms and conditions document, which all users are expected to agree to before using the product, features a statement indicating that it is not permissible to use the software to build "life-critical or safety-critical systems" unless the world has been taken over by flesh-eating zombies:

"This restriction will not apply in the event of the occurrence (certified by the United States Centers for Disease Control or successor body) of a widespread viral infection transmitted via bites or contact with bodily fluids that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume living human flesh, blood, brain or nerve tissue and is likely to result in the fall of organized civilization."

Let's hope that nobody will ever need to put this particular loophole to the test.

Source: Telegraph | Comments (5)

Tags: Amazon, Zombie


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by clare256 on 11 February, 2016, 18:16
I love Amazon
Comment icon #2 Posted by FateAmeniableToChange on 11 February, 2016, 22:47
Is that a legitimite clause that the Amazon board really felt needed to be covered and included in they're contracts or a cynical but amusing inclusion to generarate some airtime?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Gecks on 12 February, 2016, 1:08
Im guessing they did it for a joke. Ive seen large companies do things like this before. On a smaller scale but kind of like when filling out my contract for virgin mobile and one of the legitiment questions were 'are you a ninja or a pirate'? Obviously the answer was pirate lol gotta love Richard Branson.
Comment icon #4 Posted by jpjoe on 12 February, 2016, 23:17
Sucking up to the mindless should be illegal. It's not even Apr1.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Mantis914 on 18 February, 2016, 22:02
You would think that the CDC, Amazon, Google, etc... wouldn't be wasting their time and resources on stuff like this especially if its just a "joke". We saw what happened when the last time a "joke" like this was aired on the radio with War of the Worlds. Find your cures, ship your packages and collect your data but it's irresponsible if its a "joke" and it's really creepy if there's any truth be it biological or what...


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