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  1. #1

    Yahoo Messenger terms

    Hi,
    Today I just saw the following text in yahoo messenger terms:

    YOU MAY NOT and will not allow any third party to:

    copy, decompile, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, disassemble, modify, rent, lease, loan, distribute, or create derivative works (as defined by the U.S. Copyright Act) or improvements (as defined by U.S. patent law) from the Software, or any portion thereof, or otherwise attempt to discover any source code or protocols (including but no limited to API protocols) in the Service;
    http://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo...ertos-279.html

    By this situation, all softwares like Gaim or Trillian are violating yahoo rules?
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  2. #2
    Join Date
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    I think their merely connecting to yahoo, but not using their software.
    Kerry Jones

  3. #3
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    IANAL but on the surface it looks like it but with that said it only applies to US laws. There are countries where you can reverse assemble things legally
    Russ Foster - Industry Curmudgeon

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