“Read the EULA” is a common phrase among security and privacy groups. EULA = End User License Agreement. This is the case since so many Web 2.0 sites have EULA’s where all IP rights go the the provider. I recently posted on this issue re: LinkedIn and its less-than favorable EULA for its users.

Well … that got me thinking. What about the EULA for Google’s Blogger tool (a.k.a. the one we use for 3 Geeks Blog)? I vaguely recall reviewing this when we first set up the blog, but last night falling asleep I got to thinking about it.

Your Intellectual Property Rights. Google claims no ownership or control over any Content submitted, posted or displayed by you on or through Google services.

I should have looked this up last night. I would have slept better.

Kudos to Google and remember, Always Read the EULA!

  • Joe

    But be careful … this is from Google’s Terms of Service [emphasis mine],
    “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 licence 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 .”

    http://www.google.com/accounts/TOS, which is referenced in the Blogger TOS at http://www.blogger.com/terms.g.

    Having dealt with Google on a couple of things, it’s my experience that this language appears in the TOS for all of Google’s products.

  • Anonymous

    How many depositions can a lawyer give on the same defendant? I have already had 1.