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A decent article to fight the FUD about Google Drive's Terms of Service.
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+John Tamplin I have purchased the 100GB option and am planning to use Google Drive for general back up purposes. However, given the Terms of Service, would this mean that Google will have the right to inspect and use any documents or source code I upload? I think I understand the underlying intention but if the legalese makes it legal for Google to use my ideas and code, that would be a show-stopper.

If you don't know, do you know whom I might contact to get a clear answer in the matter?

+Pär Eklund I am not a lawyer and I am not a Google spokesperson. I don't have any inside contact for you either.

In the terms of service, it includes this line: "The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones."

So, do you think the activities you are concerned about would be allowed under that limitation?

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