Apr 252012

Within hours of Google launching its new online storage service, the terms and service have come under heavy fire by the wider community for being able to potentially stifle innovation and harm the users Google seeks to serve.

After Dropbox and Microsofts SkyDrive — the two largest online storage services on the Web — Google was late to the party by a number of years. While Google needed no advertising to drum up support, what may hold back uptake is that as per the terms and conditions of using the product, the files you upload to the Google Drive product undergoes a rights transition.

A quick analysis of Googles terms of service shows how the search company owns the files you upload the minute they are submitted, and can in effect do anything it wants to your files — and thats final. But there is a small catch.Heres what the terms say:

SOURCE: Who owns your files on Google Drive? | Internet & Media – CNET News.