EULA for a web service excluding law enforcement officials?: Here’s an interesting post on one of Spolsky’s forums:
I built a google maps website that maps out all the skateboard parks in North America. […] My fear is that if I offer this service, cops will use the website to monitor skatespots and hassle skateboarders.
Is it legal to add a checkbox on the login form that says “I promise that I’m not a Cop or grumpy old person who is going to use this site to hassle and arrest skateboarders?”
I like this first comment:
Perhaps the root of the problem is offering a service you believe will be illegal.
And this comment is true too, no matter how many prostitutes believe otherwise:
This sounds like the web version of the urban legend that a cop has to answer truthfully when asked if he’s a cop. They don’t.