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The Zombie Apocalypse - Amazon Web Services

Can you use any of Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse?

While there are some practical implications associated with the AWS’ service terms in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse the legal implications have been specified in some detail, in relation to some services. Notably with respect to Amazon Lumberyard.

As a lawyer I have no intention to deal with the practical implications whatsoever, henceforth, what is contained herein is the application of the AWS Service Terms as it relates solely to the constituent events giving rise to the Zombie Apocalypse.

Clause 42.10 of the AWS Service Terms state:

‘Acceptable Use; Safety-Critical Systems. Your use of the Lumberyard Materials must comply with the AWS Acceptable Use Policy. The Lumberyard Materials are not intended for use with life-critical or safety-critical systems, such as use in operation of medical equipment, automated transportation systems, autonomous vehicles, aircraft or air traffic control, nuclear facilities, manned spacecraft, or military use in connection with live combat. 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 acceptable use policy contained in the Amazon Terms of Service contractually prohibits the use of the Lumberyard Materials for numerous, non exclusive, life or safety critical systems. To this extent the Lumber Yard Materials is defined as:

‘Amazon Lumberyard consists of an engine, integrated development environment, related assets, and tools we make available here or otherwise designate as Lumberyard materials’

However, broadly speaking this acceptable use clause does not apply to certain scenarios during the Zombie Apocalypse. Care must still be taken to ensure the Lumberyard Materials are only used during a Zombie Apocalypse permitted in accordance with Clause 42.10, (a Permitted Zombie Apocalypse).

Read the full article on Legal advice for the Zombie Apocalypse - Amazon Web Services.

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