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The Register attacks Orkut's privacy policy

Worth reading, this analysis says that the current Orkut terms-of-service gives Google (through Orkut) the right to any intellectual property generated through the service. This means that if you message somebody on Orkut about a business plan, Google owns it….

  • February 8, 2004

Worth reading, this analysis says that the current Orkut terms-of-service gives Google (through Orkut) the right to any intellectual property generated through the service. This means that if you message somebody on Orkut about a business plan, Google owns it. Or, at least, Google has a world-wide non-exclusive license to the content.

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