(WARNING!) Google shows its anti-social Fakebook-like side: what’s yours is theirs to use forever after!

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WARNING: The Big Bad Google has released a web browser – and it is very fast reviews are telling us, but don’t start using it too fast, better read the license and face(book) the consequences:

11. Content license from you

11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content you 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. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services.

11.2 You agree that this license includes a right for Google to make such Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals with whom Google has relationships for the provision of syndicated services, and to use such Content in connection with the provision of those services.

11.3 You understand that Google, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users, may (a) transmit or distribute your Content over various public networks and in various media; and (b) make such changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services or media. You agree that this license shall permit Google to take these actions.

11.4 You confirm and warrant to Google that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license.

More at TapTheHive.

See also the similar theft by Facebook:

When you post User Content to the Site, you authorize and direct us to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of the User Content on the Site. By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.”

The enclosure of knowledge is progressing strongly, fast and the thought police is coming for you any minute.


13 thoughts on “(WARNING!) Google shows its anti-social Fakebook-like side: what’s yours is theirs to use forever after!

    Harshad Joshi said:
    Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 12:13 (550)


    colono responded:
    Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 12:43 (571)

    Here is a bit of text:

    You’re keeping in step
    In the line
    Got your chin held high and you feel just fine
    Because you do
    What you’re told
    But inside your heart it is black and it’s hollow and it’s cold

    Just how deep do you believe?
    Will you bite the hand that feeds?
    Will you chew until it bleeds?
    Can you get up off your knees?
    Are you brave enough to see?
    Do you want to change it?

    What if this whole crusade’s
    A charade
    And behind it all there’s a price to be paid
    For the blood
    On which we dine
    Justified in the name of the holy and the divine

    colono responded:
    Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 12:44 (572)

    and a link:

    Thai SEO said:
    Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 12:54 (579)

    IE is going to offer users a chance to set IE to “private”, which will block Google’s Adwords advertising then Google Chrome born. Google Chrome is clean and fast. But I love Firefox.

    colono responded:
    Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 14:09 (631)
    colono responded:
    Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 14:42 (654)

    There is a struggle for freedom of all kinds – from basic civil liberties to freedom of information and knowledge – Google profits on keeping certain sections of Open Source software thriving, – such as some of the various platforms that allow social networking, then they keep the rest extremely closed in a manner resonant with other totalitarian cyberspace empires, like Fakebook and Microsoft.

    Some say that Stallman is an extremist, but freedom requires principles. Those principles are broken by Google all the time and more and more information and potential knowledge are controlled by over-sized corporations that increasingly are under conventional market pressures – and therefore might sell all their user behaviour data anytime that the shareholders should remain unsatisfied with the profit maximisation rates.

    It is Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Pfizer et al who are the extremists – the rest of us are merely people trying to share and cooperate, but they won’t let us. It is a matter of principle!

    TsueDesu said:
    Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 02:37 (150)

    I think that we should fear the Great Google. We once had many search engines to use to find and observe data…we are now allowing the ecosphere of the web to become dominiated by a large preditor, one which will eat our rights and freedoms. The same way the world allowed M$ to become a monopoly, we are allowing Google to become, only this time, it may become a much harder fight to win back our freedoms. Once our ability to ween off Google and other Monopolistic information provider regimes becomes impossible, we will be at a place which is worse than communistic Russia. Truly trapped and imprisoned. I believe it is time we create a WEB2.0 which is open…perhaps it is time that the search engine became the ultimate open source utility. Before we have totally lost our ability to control the information we see and are allowed to observe.

    Tsue Desu (This is stick)

    Jean Azzopardi said:
    Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 05:17 (261)
    colono responded:
    Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 07:40 (361)

    Well, so Big Bad Google rewords their intentions – but all we need to know is that they would have had your cake and eat it too, and then some more. Google must die, like Microsoft and sHell and all the rest of those disgusting institutions that are built on theft from common people – all those corporations should be disbanded and all powers handed down to the people who actually worked hard for and built the wealth of the rich swine on whose graves we shall hopefully one day dine!

    Launch Profitable PPC Campaigns said:
    Monday, November 24, 2008 at 15:14 (676)

    I’ve also tested for a few days Chrome.
    And there’s no special incredible feature to keep using it any longer.

    I’m a Firefox user for years (it was name only Mozilla at this time) and obviously with all the add ons I can use respecting my privacy I don’t see any new browser replacing it.

    Is there anyone here that keeps using it?

    RaiulBaztepo said:
    Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 00:32 (063)

    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

    oogenhand said:
    Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 14:59 (666)

    Reblogged this on oogenhand and commented:
    Google and Facebook are dodgy, and water is wet…

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