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Google Drive ToS

It seems to be important differences between Google Drive, SkyDrive and Dropbox.

Google ToS: "When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content."

SkyDrive ToS: "Except for material that we license to you, we don't claim ownership of the content you provide on the service. Your content remains your content. We also don't control, verify, or endorse the content that you and others make available on the service."

Dropbox ToS: "By using our Services you provide us with information, files, and folders that you submit to Dropbox (together, "your stuff"). You retain full ownership to your stuff. We don't claim any ownership to any of it. These Terms do not grant us any rights to your stuff or intellectual property except for the limited rights that are needed to run the Services, as explained below."

Edit: The second post on this matter is here:

#gdrive #googledrive #skydrive #dropbox #tos
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Just to clarify the ToS for G Drive: "the right to host, store, use and reproduce" is a required permission to sync across devices. Google also makes it clear in a preceeding statement that "you retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content". (from +The Next Web: ).
+Florian Rohrweck That's why an unified license never convinced me. First let me say that I do trust in Google and I do use Google Drive.
However, despite what you've quoted (and it's also just a part) you also agree to give Google a worldwide licence. They may not touch your work or share it; in fact I honestly think they don't do it! :) But it's also a fact that you give Google the ability to. That's why these terms are global and apply to all products.
When something belongs to you it doesn't mean you can't give permissions to share, modify or whatsoever.

My post was intended to promote a discussion and make Google clarify some of its products tos.

Thanks +Jean-Louis Nguyen.
+Hugo Fernandes They need a world wide license because even though you may live in the US and the primary Data Centre that stores your files are in the US, they may need to replicate the data in a Data Centre outside the US.
+Nicholas Lewis I never said they had bad intentions, in fact, as I said before, I trust Google... I just think they should clarify these things.

Thanks for the input.
+Hugo Fernandes Based on the first post it seems they did you simply choose to look at and selectively post the part that sounded scary compared to the other 2 cloud services while leaving out the parts that actually matched the other 2. BTW, wasn't dropbox recently in a scandal about an updated ToS and how apparently they could do what ever they wanted with your files?
Google says 'what belongs to you stays yours' but then they also say they have the license to "...reproduce, modify, create derivative works..."

Here's my question: Do these reproductions, modified works, and derivative works belong to you or to Google? If the modified/reproduced works belong to Google, they've basically just stolen your $#!+. at least in my opinion.
to you. I ask you: If one of our servers crashes... Do you prefer to lose your data, or would you prefer that we have mirrored your data?

Let's think what we need to do in order to replicate your data to different server-farms around the world to ensure that you still have access to your data, even when a nuke erases Mountain View from the face of the earth...?
:D I know
I think it would be great if we would have some kind of "explanation bubbles" when you hover a certain passage, explaining things in a better way... often the parts that make the big picture are spread over several pages... so you'd have to read it all to see what we are using it for etc.. Well... I'll suggest that, maybe they pick this idea up :) would help to avoid misunderstandings
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