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❌AMAZON updates its Terms of Service: PROHIBITS using AWS in case of a Zombie Apocalypse🧟‍♂️

Who reads the terms of service? Yes, those hundreds of pages in which they explain the conditions of use of a service. Well, let’s start with someone who has read them to them. If not, this article would not have existed.

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Just recently, AWS has updated its terms of service and well, the usual. What you can and cannot do, but the funny thing is point 42.10, which in a nutshell, says that they prohibit the use of their Lumberyard services in case of a zombie apocalypse.

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You do not believe it? See for yourself by reading the AWS Terms of Service.

The official information specifies:

Lumberyard is a cross-platform game engine where you can create games for most modern platforms for free: PC, Mac, iOS / Android, all consoles, including VR glasses.”

Sure, for many of us, it reminds us of the typical nonsense like “don’t wash your cat” in the washing machine instructions, but here… Just read it again and think about it!

“…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.”

And why, if this happens, the restriction “will not apply”?

As I said before, it is difficult to understand what is written in this paragraph of the “Amazon” document. But it looks really creepy and raises a lot of questions…

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Internet users have already begun to debate this problem and the comments are very weird…

People who laugh from irony, ironically claiming that it is a joke
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Some already proposing new Zombies tax rates
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Others congratulating the intern
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Others that give a lot to think about what happened “the last time”
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And others that we will never know what he had written
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To finish I leave this important information:

“When zombies are hungry, they won’t stop until they find food for them, which means you need to disappear from the city as quickly as possible.”

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DrBearhands

It's saying the exact opposite. If there is a zombie apocalypse, the restriction is lifted, meaning it is then acceptable to use lumberyard for controlling nuclear facilities.

I've seen similar exceptions before. My phone insurance back in late 2000's did not cover damage due to alien invasions.

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Abhinav Kulshreshtha

meaning it is then acceptable to use lumberyard for controlling nuclear facilities.

If this is true, it looks like they are making a legal provision ( read, legal excuse) for using lumberyard in all military activity ( beyond research and training).

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DrBearhands

I really don't think so. They could just allow it from the get-go. Plus the restriction is only lifted if the CDC declares a zombie apocalypse. General military activity does not fall under it. Finally, the (US) military can pretty much just use your software however they want and deny any requests in court for reasons of national security.

The reason military is prohibited from using lumberyard is likely that Amazon is not THAT confident the thing won't suddenly break. If that happens on missile control systems... you get a very bad time.

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Abhinav Kulshreshtha • Edited

Finally, the (US) military can pretty much just use your software however they want and deny any requests in court for reasons of national security.

I thought military can use your software as they fit except for any usage in war activity. I am not American so maybe this was what I assumed from watching us tv shows.

I once met a french consultant and was asking him if he could help me get work in his company, But his company worked with their military so outsourced consultancy was not allowed. We had great dinner chat about rules regarding military and usage of civilian software, And he also taught me how to work with dockers and CI/DI. Great guy.

Back to topic, Next best conspiracy theory is that someone just wanted to see if anyone reads the tos or not. 🤣 🤣