Upload & Sell: Off
| p.1 #1 · Nik Collection by Google License? |
So, I got my email offering me the FREE upgrade of my suite. Downloaded it. Got into the install as far as the license...
It was very short. Yippee... but it had a link in it... well not a link... an address... I copied it out and went there... to Google's TOS... in short,
"When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you stop using our Services (for example, for a business listing you have added to Google Maps)."
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Apparently the software is no longer viewed as a product, but a service, like Google Plus or Gmail. Second, although a license is embedded in the TOS, the TOS is considerably broader. Finally... no I am not giving them a license, however limited, to use my work when I edit at home on stand alone software.