Google Chrome Warning for Writers and Bloggers!

I hate to post any kind of warning, but this one is especially true for those of us who make a living doing any type of freelance work. Whether its writing or blogging. If you choose to download the new Google Chrome – this is just a beware. Read the following paragraph:

By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive 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. This license 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.

Basically, I see that as a huge problem. I write articles both ghost written and by me that I post through my browser (which happens to be Mozilla Firefox because it simply rocks!). Essentially what Google Chrome is saying is that every time I post something through their browser, they can use it however they want. Not real cool when you are getting paid for an article! Not to mention I have clients that would be pretty ticked to find my work elsewhere if I had given them exclusive rights to it. So essentially if you are using Google Chrome, you best not get paid by anyone nor must you sell anything with exclusive content.

Guess which browser I’m not planning on using … ever!

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