Google Chrome….EULA


I think this is worthwhile a post.

The EULA (End User Licence Agreement) seems to be tricky with Google Chrome. Mitch made a fair comment on his blog, but this entry here, shows it straight away:

11. Content license from you

11.1 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.

WOW – where has my hype gone trying to try out Google Chrome. Why not leave it until everyone has tried it. Does that not mean, that Google can use any information you submit via Google Chrome and makes them theirs? Where is the copyright.

I believe it contradicts Matt Cutts on his post about common Google Chrome objections:

Q: Okay, but this browser is tracking everywhere I go and sending that information to Google. Go on, deny my conspiracy theory!
A: Not only do I deny it, but in this post I broke down every piece of communication that I know of between Google and Google Chrome. The browser is also completely open-source, so by all means please verify for yourself or modify the browser however you want if you don’t like what Google Chrome does.

Now, I am baffeled??

Does Google collect information? Matt says no.

Does Google have the right to modify and alter any content I submit via Google Chrome?

I keep you posted once I found out more.

Volker

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  1. #1 by ballueder on September 3, 2008 - 22:34

    Thanks to Matt the world was saved today

    http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/google-chrome-license-agreement/

    I have to say, I would have been surprised, wouldn’t have I :-)

    Thanks
    Volker

  2. #2 by Mitch on September 4, 2008 - 07:15

    Good catch, Volker, and I probably should have mentioned it when I reviewed it, but I let it go. Still, after I did the review, I eliminated it from my computer, as I figure I have no further use for it. But I also hadn’t realized it took up around 45MBs of space; no wonder it was so hard to load!

  3. #3 by ballueder on September 4, 2008 - 13:53

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