You Probably Haven’t Noticed The Zombie Outbreak Clause In Amazon’s Contract

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Amazon’s terms of service agreement is over 26,000 words long — which seems like kind of a lot.

Okay, I didn’t even know that many words existed, but I’m not super smart either. Anyway, somehow, someway, someone read through the thing and found something awesome…

The massive online/media company has a clause in its new terms of service — announced on February 8th, 2016 — that outlines a few restrictions in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

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But wait. Zombies are not mentioned… just in case your attorney has to take this thing to court for you. Instead, they had a little fun with the write-up. Check it out:

However, 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.

The genius who wrote this was tasked with talking about the company’s restrictions regarding the Lumberyard gaming engine. They obviously assumed no one would ever read all the way down to this clause and decided to entertain themselves.

But let’s hold on just a second…

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It should be mentioned that the game software in question includes medical and military equipment and thus, one cannot use said software for robot doctors, drones, military remote controlled weapons, and all that sort of stuff.

Which we should all be allowed to legally attempt during a zombie apocalypse.

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But again, for all the killjoy’s out there, many faults have been pointed out in Amazon’s ‘legalese’. But screw all those people, they’d never survive a zombie apocalypse anyway.

Source: Slate