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Ridiculous TOS

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Date: Sep 04, 2008 - 09:00 AM
There are some ridiculous terms-of-service agreements out there, and valleywag hits the five worst:

Did you know that when you download Google's new Chrome browser, you agree that any "content" you "submit, post or display" using the service ? whether you own its copyright or not ? gives Google a "perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute" it? Google's ambitions for Chrome are even larger than we thought; by the letter of this license, Google will own all information that flows through its browser. But Chrome's terms of service are just the latest in a long line of ludicrous legalese.
Of course, most of the people who use these services will never read the terms of service - and when the TOS is 20+ pages long, they can hide all sorts of nonsense in there that most people will just "agree" to without thinking.

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