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Terms and Conditions - a legal thriller! #144
I spent a day taking a break from my main entry to knock out this one. Inspired by the "TPP as Found Art" issue here: #136
I wrote a Perl script to parse Terms and Conditions / EULA from various major software vendors, then recombine them with Markov chains. The end result is a bunch of legalese formatted as a real ToS, complete with sign and date line. I think the Markdown formatting is what sets it apart from just spewing re-sentences around: it's amazing what some ALLCAPS and numbered lists can do for your otherwise boring document. Also, it tries to replace the company names with COMPANY_NAME, and later re-replace it with Cyberdyne Systems, so it seems more coherent.
Wish the corpus was bigger, though. I think a warning label from some popular prescription drug would spice it up.
There are a large number of open source licenses floating around, if you
I did a cursory search to see if anybody has collected an archive of EULAs
On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 12:46 PM Greg Kennedy email@example.com