Google Changes Creepy Chrome EULA
Google's Chrome browser received a more than warm welcome, but also managed to get entangled in a bit of controversy. With people getting upset over the browser's EULA, Google now backs donw and promises to change things a bit.
September 4, 2008
"give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and nonexclusive license 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."
The same EULA describes the above-mentioned Services as the sum of Google's products, software, services and web sites. It may just be that the search giant is trying to cover its legal back against potential lawsuits, but the phrase still sound a bit nasty, to say the least.
Ars Technica has been chatting with Rebecca Ward, Senior Product Counsel for Google Chrome and was told that Google usually tries to use the same EULA over and over for all its products and sometimes it just happens that some terms just don't have anything to do with the product in question. Therefore, this is all just an unfortunate mistake.
Still, Google will chage the EULA to calm down its users.