September 3, 2008

Chrome, I chose you!

From the Google Chrome terms of service:

By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any content which you submit, post or display on or through, the services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the services and may be revoked for certain services as defined in the additional terms of those services.

This means I can never use Chrome to send email, upload images I created, or share documents without handing Google the rights to publicly display these things or appropriate my creative work for their own ends.

If I’m reading this correctly, then I can write a screenplay, email it to a friend using gmail and Chrome, and now Google has the right to shoot my movie.

How is this not a dealbreaker?


One Response to “Chrome”

  1. Ethan said

    Wow, thanks for pulling this out of the terms of service.. Very interesting and…disturbing. Whatever happened to Google’s motto, “Don’t be evil”?

    – Submitted via Chrome :[

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