Report: Google Changes "Chrome" License Agreement After Complaints

Google Chrome is a new web browser “that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.” Unfortunately, the first “EULA” (End User License Agreement) for Chrome stated:

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.

. . .

1.1 Your use of Google’s products, software, services and web sites (referred to collectively as the “Services” in this document and excluding any services provided to you by Google under a separate written agreement) is subject to the terms of a legal agreement between you and Google.

Fortunately, as reported at Ars Technica, Google revised its terms of service in response to concerns. Section 11 now states:

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.

Congrats to all that actually read the fine print!

Thanks to Joel Jameson and Ron Pluth for submitting this topic.

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