June 21st, 2009.
Yes, this might indeed be the most boring blog post ever but it does have a point to make.
I recently copied the terms and conditions from www.lovefilm.com into a word document.Â Lo and behold, Word then revealed all the tracked changes that had been edited, presumably by Lovefilm’s lawyers.
Delightfully we are given an insight into the weasel legal world of small print; for exampleÂ see how they have subtly shifted any responsibility for lost CD’s onto the member, sorry subscriber, rather than Lovefilm.
None of this is overly important, just a bit amusing but it also reveals the perils of copying and pasting from word into HTML and why you should always use a plain text editor instead.
If you’re interested, and if you are, do you have a life? – I was copying the text so that I could work out how they do their neat subscription model so that I could emulate the concept for one of our own projects.
Here are a couple of excerpts copied from http://www.lovefilm.com/info/terms_and_conditions.html