As we know, few days back Google has launched a new browser called Google Chrome to compete with other browsers. Google Chrome is really simple and very easy to use. Its design is also neat and clean. As it is one of the lightest browsers in the internet world, it occupies little space of your hard disk as well as it doesn’t require much time to load. In few seconds Chrome’s window appears on the desk. So, we don’t have to wait to load this browser for long time.
Even though Google Chrome looks like a promising browser, it had serious issue with Terms of Service. During the installation of Google Chrome’s we have to agree with its Terms of Service and then only we can install this browser on our system but while installing software many of us usually tend to avoid such Terms of Service given by company and we simply check the option and agree with it without reading them. In Google Chrome’s Terms of Service, it was mentioned that they own content copyrights of whatever you display, publish, post and submit through Google Chrome and this issue created huge mess.
But not to worry now because this issue is said to be fixed by Google and they have informed about changes in Term of Services of Google Chrome on Google’s official blog.
Here’s earlier Google Chrome’s Terms of Services:
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.
And the updated Section 11 from its TOS:
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.
It was a drawback of Google Chrome but now this is fixed. So use this browser for your work and yeah, don’t forget to read TOS of any software before installing it.