Signing my content rights away with the new Jolicloud EULA?

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To follow on from Judland's question from a couple of months ago on "Would like some clarification of the Jolicloud EULA"

The new EULA says:

"You retain your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Jolicloud Services. By uploading, submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through the Jolicloud Services, you grant Jolicloud a worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed)."

If

"You retain your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or ***through the Jolicloud Services***",

what does;

"By uploading, submitting, posting or displaying Content on ***or through the Jolicloud Services***, you grant Jolicloud a worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed)."

mean?

Surely by using Jolicloud at all then you are using Jolicloud Services to post any form of content.

Is the term "Content" restricted to anything posted directly on the Jolicloud services such as reviews, tweets user chat etc., or does it extend to anything you post such as to Google Sites or Facebook?

I could understand the new EULA if it said:

"You retain your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Jolicloud Services. By uploading, submitting, posting or displaying ***Content on the Jolicloud Services****, you grant Jolicloud a worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed)."

i.e. anything posted ***on*** Jolicloud Services but excluding ***through*** Jolicloud services.

But that is not what it says and what it *does* say looks like a very scary EULA to me.
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Hi there,

When you read and quote a paragraph from the Terms of Services, keep in mind the introduction that, I think, is answering your question.

These are the terms of service (ToS) (the “Terms”) associated with the use of this website (available at http://www.jolicloud.com/ – the “Site”), any information, text, graphics, or other materials created and/or provided by Jolicloud and appearing on the Site (the “Content”), any services provided by Jolicloud SAS (“Jolicloud”) via the Jolicloud Desktop (“Jolicloud Services”) and the access to third party’s services provided through the Site and/or Services (the use of such services shall be governed specific third party ToS).


In other words:

  • If you link your Dropbox or Google Docs account, we access the files only to make them available for you. We don't use or sell them!

  • For Joli OS, we do not have access to the content you create from applications beside the Jolicloud desktop (OpenOffice, Gimp, etc...).



By the way, for those who are wondering about the credentials for the Dropbox or Google Docs integration, check this topic.