Hello,

 

Somebody just brought to my attention the fact that there's been some discussion in recent months about Amazon disapproving of use of their content in library catalogs.  This in turn makes me wonder if any of our other external content handling might be in violation of terms of service (or might become problematic in the future if terms change).  To make users aware of this potentially dangerous territory, I've added a disclaimer to the external content wiki page and the [Content] section of config.ini:

 

; IMPORTANT: Review content providers' terms of service before turning them on.

;            Terms may change, and not all content sources are appropriate for all

;            applications.  The existence of functionality in VuFind does not imply

;            suitability for any particular situation.

 

I'm wondering if anyone feels that any additional action is necessary or has any further thoughts on the matter.  I realize that there is a lot of ambiguity in this area, and I don't want to remove functionality from VuFind unless it is very clearly unacceptable, but I do want to behave as responsibly as possible.  It would be unfortunate for VuFind's reputation to be tarnished by careless handling of a relatively minor feature!

 

- Demian