Google Chrome: Bad for Business?

Google's Web browser has some fine print that might not be good for online entrepreneurs.


Google is one of those companies that can do no wrong in the eyes of a lot of people. And for good reason: Its track record has been pretty spotless so far, and almost everyone who has used an Internet connection can say that Google has made their lives much easier. But could Google finally have a blemish with the recent release of its Web browser Google Chrome?

Web entrepreneur John Crickett found a little tidbit in the fine print of Google Chrome's licensing agreement that might make it a particularly unattractive option for business people:

...the EULA grants 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 problems should be clear. If you're uploading material for your website that you'd like to use commercially, like logos, you don't want to give Google a right to do whatever it will with that content.

To anyone who has tried out Chrome: Does this licensing agreement outweigh the benefits of using the supposedly faster, better designed browser?


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