As of June 29, 1999

In protest of Section 8 of the Yahoo/Geocities Terms of Service - the offensive portion of which reads as follows:


By submitting Content to any Yahoo property, you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such Content has expressly granted, Yahoo the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.

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Support the Haunting of Yahoo/Geocities!

If you are also disturbed by the terms of service listed above - and are a resident of Geocities - DON'T JUST MOVE YOUR SITE. Moving it will only open space for a new - innocent person to fall into this situation. Make a statement by posting your own Haunting page to protest this potential abuse of creativity.

Use this page as a template to state your disapproval - or create your own black/white and grey page. E-mails can be ignored, but if enough of us remove the creativity which makes the internet great - even Yahoo will have to sit up and take notice.

What exactly is Section 8 saying?

While I lay no claims to legal skills, I have done a lot of contract interpretation in my day. Putting this experience to work I have translated Section 8 into layman's terms to help everyone understand it a bit better.

More details about the Haunting of Geocities will be coming soon


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