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Now Google owns you…Or do they?

Annie Wakefield
Digital Marketing Manager
4 September 2008

As some of you may have seen yesterday, with the release of Google Chrome, there were some reports floating around online about its EULA (End User License Agreement) owning everything you do through Chrome.

This in itself came as quite the shock, but this morning Google released a statement about the controversial EULA and they have promised to fix it. Some of the terms stipulated in the agreement stated that you would give Google “a perpetual, irrevocable,
worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt,
modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and
distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through,
the Services.” The services being Google Chrome. A little harsh I feel.

However Google responded today by saying that users "retain copyright and
any other rights" that they already hold on the content that they submit through the search giant’s browser and they have corrected their error. Phew, relief. Although no one actually though Google was trying to control the internet did they? That would be madness.



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