Thursday, September 4, 2008

WTF -- Google - "We Use Your Shit And Don't Pay You!"



So, it turns out that Google's decided to find an easy way to advertise. The EULA (End User License Agreement) basically states that Google has free reign over whatever you post to the internet through the Chrome browser. So if you're a blogger, Google can use anything you posted to your blog with the Chrome browser for anything they'd like without having to pay you. The same goes for anything uploaded to Flickr, or posted to Facebook, Myspace. This includes music accounts! If you're a musician and you've uploaded something to your Myspace Music through Chrome, you could hear your song pop up in a Google ad sometime soon. 

Past the Jump for EULA terminology. 

11. Content license from you11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services.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.

11.2 You agree that this license includes a right for Google to make such Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals with whom Google has relationships for the provision of syndicated services, and to use such Content in connection with the provision of those services.

11.3 You understand that Google, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users, may (a) transmit or distribute your Content over various public networks and in various media; and (b) make such changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services or media. You agree that this license shall permit Google to take these actions.

11.4 You confirm and warrant to Google that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license.

1 comment:

  1. Although the text now has been removed from the license it should be obvious that Google showed its true colours: they seek perpetual world domination and is no better than Microsoft, Adobe, Pfizer or whoever else that seeks to tie down, enclose and spin a buck on any idea, information or knowledge. Google is an enemy of the human mind and kind.