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Old 04-25-2012, 09:14 AM
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Google Drive

Cloud services are great time savers, however...

If you plan to use Google Drive (free 5Gb cloud service), be aware of the following detail. Unlike Dropbox (which I use and love) where you always retain copyright control of your files when you upload them to the cloud, with Google Drive, Google gains the right to do whatever they want:
"Your Content in our Services: 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 that we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. The rights that you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you stop using our Services (for example, for a business listing that you have added to Google Maps).
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:21 AM
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Re: Google Drive

Interesting

"The rights that you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting and improving our Services, and to develop new ones."
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:28 AM
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Re: Google Drive

[Forgot link to full terms of service doc]

http://www.google.com/policies/terms/
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:34 PM
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Re: Google Drive

Well that's insane! Sounds like a legal way to steal to me.

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Old 04-26-2012, 09:24 AM
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Re: Google Drive

.. beware... google's out to steal our stuff...

most of that is necessary to legally operate ..ex: you upload a document, but to see it or edit it online it will need to be modified and presented in format for the browser.
and if you set your folder to "public" sharing, they will have to have the right to do so.

it could have been better defined,
but I think they now have one policy for all google services (or something like that...)

for some reason I'm not concerned... unlike with FB, which keeps record of all your information and messages, even if you delete them (although it claims images are not stored after deletion).

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Old 04-26-2012, 10:19 AM
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Re: Google Drive

Since they merged all there policies the language has to be expansive, besides it would be suicide for a company like theirs to just randomly start using its user's content.

This quote from an article puts it better then I can:

"That's a lot of rights to give Google, on the face of it — in fact, it's basically every right you cangive to Google as a copyright holder. But think about how limited Google's services would be if it didn't have permission to use, host, store, modify, communicate, publish, or distribute your content — it couldn't move files around on its servers, cache your data, or make image thumbnails, since those would be unauthorized copies. It couldn't run Google Translate or Google Image Search. It would be illegal to play YouTube clips in public. In short, Google is giving itself all the permissions it could possibly need to run all of Google services, with the specific limitations that it doesn't own anything you upload and it can't use your data beyond running its services."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/busine...2iT_story.html
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:31 AM
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Re: Google Drive

An interesting comparison of Google Drive with Dropbox;

http://lifehacker.com/5904731/deskto...s-google-drive
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