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Q:  What are digital automated services (DAS)?


DAS are services that have been automated and are transferred electronically.  DAS is not software, but includes one or more software applications in providing the service.

Examples include:

  • Photo sharing services
  • Car history report services
  • Search engines

NOTE: Services that are primarily the result of human effort performed in response to a customer request are not considered DAS.

DAS also does not include:

  • Internet access
  • Payment processing
  • Data processing services
  • Telecommunications
  • Live interactive presentations
  • Advertising services
  • Web hosting, storage, and back up

For the definition and a complete list of exceptions, see section 203(3)(b) of SHB 2620.


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