Google Chrome EULA Explained

Here is a funny except from Google Chrome EULA.

Which by downloading and installing Google's 'browser' Chrome you agree to with no contest.

First thing I though of before even finding this: Hmmmm let me hand over my browsing history to the Google guys...right. Turns out it's worse then just browsing history.

 http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?hl=en

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.

12. Software updates

12.1 The Software which you use may automatically download and install updates from time to time from Google. These updates are designed to improve, enhance and further develop the Services and may take the form of bug fixes, enhanced functions, new software modules and completely new versions. You agree to receive such updates (and permit Google to deliver these to you) as part of your use of the Services.

Stellar. End of story.

PS:
Chrome didn't get the tabs right, try opening more then 12 or so and see what happens.
Nice use of Aero in vista though, only thing I liked.

PPS:
Let's have another Java VM running and creating all sorts of new and exiting hacks and scams for common folk. Bravo!

Print | posted on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 2:03 PM

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You have to love a company that has a CEO that says "Do no evil" was really just a joke and then tries to claims license to republish any and all content that is viewed in their browser.
Left by Matt Newman on Sep 03, 2008 2:59 PM

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Found an article written by a lawyer (http://tapthehive.com/discuss/This_Post_Not_Made_In_Chrome_Google_s_EULA_Sucks) As I read it using Chrome to navigate to a website where you do not have IP rights is a violation of the EULA because you do not have the legal right to grant Google reproduction rights to the content.
Left by Matt Newman on Sep 03, 2008 3:45 PM

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all your typings are belong to us
Left by overload on Sep 08, 2008 4:32 PM

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i am skynet
Left by overload on Sep 08, 2008 4:32 PM

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Totally destroys ANY trust in the integrity for Google, doesn't it?
Left by Marty Stephens on Oct 10, 2008 7:49 PM

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