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Anyone read Google's E.U.L.A?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by sfidirectory, May 26, 2010.

  1. sfidirectory

    sfidirectory Senior Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Just had a lecture that discussed the possible future of the World Wide Web, and something the lecturer mentioned was that if you send an idea (for example, an idea of some automated s.e.o software that could be a potential moneymaker), to a person you know over Gmail, Google can then claim that that particular idea is theirs!! It sounds very stupid that this is what it is and i am making sure I never send any idea i might have through gmail ever again. According to their E.U.L.A, it says that any data transmitted though Gmail is their property. If you need me to further clarify this let me know and I will try and get some info from my lecturer).

    We also talked about things like HTML5, CSS3, Cloud Computing (which sounds really good though there could be security issues) and am wondering where the future of S.E.O will go in relation to that.
     
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    HTML5 is something to be excited about I think. It's somewhat interesting how it came about out of a coup from W3 because they were such hardline Nazis about XML markup being the future and to hell with everything else. A separate group formed as a result, and before we knew it, W3 was at the table working with them to adopt HTML5 which has backwards compatibility and OU LA LA, many of the common javascript functions will also now be client side, so much less code.

    As for Googles EULA. There was a similar outcry when Chrony.. err umm Chromo was launched regarding their EULA that basically said something along the lines of whatever you browse belongs to us. :)

    It would be interesting to see if one of these silly agreements ever goes to court challenged. I have a hard time believing that Google will be able to hide behind such an agreement as a means of stealing others ideas without legal ramification. They risk deeming their services as utilities in such a matter, and in which case there will be a certain amount of rights extended to the end user in that circumstance.

    I find it hard to believe a court judge could look at that situation and say 'well you used their email service, and it says right in the EULA, therefore, the cold fusion reactor design belongs to Google now'. Can you see that? I can't. Frankly, Google would want no such thing. They are more likely to call the guy up and hire him, not steal his stuff. Taking things in this manner will only create a PR nightmare that Google needs to avoid at all costs to keep their stock prices going up.

    Just my 2cents.