All items tagged with "intellectual property"

Google Drive Terms Of Service Let Google Do Whatever It Likes With Your Files

Google Drive Terms Of Service Let Google Do Whatever It Likes With Your Files

Store a file in your Google Drive and you grant Google a license to do anything with it.

Yesterday, Google launched the near-mythical Google Drive, a 5GB Dropbox alternative with some impressive features: OCR and searching of the text in even scanned documents, (searchable) image recognition in photos, and integration with most of Google’s other services.

But there’s something else hidden in Google Drive which may make you think twice about using all these wonderful new toys: The rather scary terms of service (TOS), which gives Google a license to use all of your stored documents and photos for pretty much whatever it likes.

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Nokia: Apple’s Royalty-Free Nano-SIM Licensing Is Just An Attempt To Devalue Rivals’ IP

Nokia: Apple’s Royalty-Free Nano-SIM Licensing Is Just An Attempt To Devalue Rivals’ IP

Despite the promise of royalty-free licensing, Nokia is still against Apple's nano-SIM proposal.

Despite promising that it would provide its rivals with royalty-free licenses for its nano-SIM technology, Nokia still isn’t convinced by Apple’s proposal for the next-generation of miniaturized SIM cards. The Finnish company has already spoken out against the tiny SIM, but following Apple’s offer of free licensing yesterday, it has labelled the plan nothing more than an attempt to devalue the intellectual property of its rivals.

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