Google changes EULA for Chrome

Well, looks like Google have backed down by re-writing the offending section:

11. Content licence from you

11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights that you already hold in Content that you submit, post or display on or through the Services.

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Beware of Google Chrome End User License Agreement

Amidst the euphoria and media frenzy surrounding the release of Google’s very own web browser Chrome, many people who excitedly downloaded this browser didn’t read the EULA (End User License Agreement) most people don’t. However, it has come to light that Google have included a clause in their EULA for Chrome that any content that you submit using the Chrome browser can be used by Google in anyway it chooses without paying royalties to you. Now in most cases this is not a problem, as most people will be browsing the web, it becomes a problem for blog posters and other writers who will use Chrome to submit their work.

Here is the relevant section in the EULA – you can see their full terms of service here.:

11. Content licence from you

11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights that you already hold in Content that 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 that you submit, post or display on or through the Services. This licence 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 licence includes a right for Google to make such Content available to other companies, organisations 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 licence 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 licence.

Actually, should have made the whole section bold. Don’t give up your rights, don’t use Chrome.

See also

Ramadan Fastathon

The Fast-a-thon, is such an excellent da’wah idea that I am surprised that we don’t have an equivalent in the UK! It is at times like these when at school, colleage, university or in the work place, our non-Muslim friends and colleagues are curious about Ramdan and there is a tremendous amount of goodwill towards Muslims (in general) that something like this can be used to spread the word and assist in the congeniality. It is an ideal opportunity for people to have a go at fasting and raise money for local charities…..

From the official Fast-A-thon website:

About the Ramadan Fast-A-thon

In the Name of God, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful

MSA National is pleased to announce the kick-off of your favorite fall semester event: The 6TH ANNUAL RAMADAN FAST-A-THON!!

One of the most successful national student programs in recent history, the Fast-a-thon has grown each year: last year, about 250 campuses participated, exemplifying values of compassion and charity by actively striving to eliminate hunger and homelessness in their communities.

You will find on this website more information on how to host your own Fast-a-thon. Please register your MSA to participate in the National Fast-a-thon. Once you are registered, we will e-mail you a complete copy of the Toolkit: a collection of check-lists and information on how to handle the various aspects of the Fast-a-thon. If you would like us to get the word out, please right-click and download fastathon_banner.gif and place it on your website to get the word out to other MSAs.

We look forward to your questions, comments, and God willing, your support.

We have a vision of a nation that doesn?t just accept Islam and Muslims, but is better because of them, a nation helped in its aspirations to peace and justice through efforts such as the Fast-a-thon.

We invite you to be a part of this vision.