[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Quentin
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 4:27 AM
Subject: [VuFind-Tech] Amazon ECS license
for the great job you've done.
did something a little alike (but using flash) at the french public library of
Saint-Herblain here :
like you I think, make use of Amazon ECS WebServices to get the images of the
cover, reviews... and we put a link to Amazon web site on it.
now it seemed to be all right (we did this in 2006), but I've just had a look
to the new ECS license here :
there are new terms that were not there at the time... especially :
"5.1.3. You are not permitted to use Amazon ECS
with any Application or for any use that does not have, as its principal
purpose, driving traffic to the Amazon Website and driving sales of products
and services on the Amazon Website."
seems that now, it's not enough to put a link to Amazon. Driving sales to
Amazon must be the PRINCIPAL purpose of the application (whic is not true of
libraries online catalogs).
french library asked Amazon for the right to use ECS to show book covers, and
they were NOT allowed...
I daresay it would be the same for important websites like
you aware of such problems, do you know a way to avoid them ?
Responsable du Département de l'Informatique Documentaire
Responsable du Domaine "Généralités"
Ville de Saint-Herblain