The first sentence in the terms is "You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours
Read the terms, not the propaganda. ALSO, note that the terms that are complained about in the article, have the specifying statement attached: "The rights that you grant in this licence are for the limited purpose
of operating, promoting and improving our Services, and to develop new ones."
Don't fall for the propaganda, Google is not out to get you.http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/regional.html