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Section 7. Limitation of Liability. Unless otherwise expressly provided in a Software License or Legal Notice, the aggregate liability for The Utility News Network to you for all claims arising from the use of the Materials (including Software) is limited to $100. The UtilNN site is, after all, a noncommercial site.
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