A decent article to fight the FUD about Google Drive's Terms of Service.
Because people are spreading ignorant FUD. A reasonable summary.
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Companies, The New York Times among them, advised employees not to use Drive or Gmail for company content until Google clarified how its policies might affect corporate information.
Did the NYTimes issue similar warnings about DropBox? Or is it different when it comes with a Google label?Apr 25, 2012
- I think you already know the answer.Apr 26, 2012
- 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?
ThanksApr 26, 2012
- 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?
https://plus.google.com/110619855408549015935/posts/Yy6MV9uq6dZApr 26, 2012
- ThanksApr 26, 2012