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Nod to this old EULA Scanner idea that I found today:
My idea uses is an online service to which users would
their EULAs, and the service will respond with a quick
card that tells the user which parts of the EULA contains
language that the user
has already agreed to in other
which parts are new to this user but seen and accepted
many other users, which parts are totally new (so read
first), and which parts have been commented on. I'm
the waters for possibly doing a crowd-funding campaign
start it... http://blog.youluh.com
[ytk, Jun 10 2012]
||By sanity clause, I think you mean a clause to test if
the user read it, like "call this number to receive
$1000," right? I think that's a great point. My service
will flag clauses which have received negative
comments from users, but this might be an example
where a clause receiving positive comments should
also be flagged.
||ahh, well done! Ok, if the user is under 12 years old,
we will avoid telling the user that there is no sanity
||On the subject of whether EULAs have any real
meaning worth worrying about, my target audience
would be people who have a bit of worry due to the
act of agreeing without reading. So even if the
EULAs are unenforceable or meaningless, many still
worry. We would offer some peace of mind in the
form of "most of this EULA was copy/pasted from a
standard EULA, so it's ok you didn't read it"
||Electronic Frontier Foundation has a similar project,
funded by members. Maybe "worry" is not the right
term, for EFF members it's more of a principal thing I
think, as in "we're reading the EULAs so don't try
anything funny." http://www.tosback.org