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Read the License Agreement -- Requires Giving Away Too Much
on January 30, 2014
I always read license agreements. Language is pretty typical, but this app really stood out as very ... greedy.
You give up so many rights, it's hard to call this app free. The short form: you give rights to EVERYTHING you do on the app/site, including articles and posts, and the company can re-sell/re-print anything *forever* without paying you. May even include name, address, phone!
- Anonymized Data? I did not see any mention of anonymizing data. This is especially problematic given...
- Legal Collection AND Distribution of all Data. Look, none of us naiive here. I'm sure we all expect our data to be culled, analyzed and sold. However, IF the company does not anonymize, they can sell your name, address, phone and other info with the data. A telemarketer's dream! Even if they DO anonymize, *my reading* of the license brought me to conclude that they still have the right to sell your name.address,phone,etc. to third parties. (This is why the subject is "Read the License Agreement"!)
- Legal Collection AND Distribution of Anything! Pictures, blogs, posts, articles, stories, age, weight, etc. If you turn one of your posts into an article that you're payed for, these guys can reprint it anywhere, any time, without paying you ever... and put your picture on it!
This is asking way too much for an app that has many, many competitors with far less rights-taking licenses. I am looking elsewhere.