[Foundation-l] Copies of Wikipedia's articles found on Knol

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 17:59:33 UTC 2008

2008/7/28 Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com>:
> Before its pointed out by someone else - TOS 5 says Google takes no
> "ownership or control" while TOS 8 requires you to grant them a license to
> reuse the content, so that isn't an obvious textual conflict.
> What are the practical repercussions, if any, of granting that particular
> license to Google? It looks like it might be a violation of the GFDL, but
> beyond the technical violation what undesirable outcomes occur for the
> content and its creators?

It allows Google to use the content without following the restrictions
imposed by GFDL. The only one that's likely to be a serious issue is
that Google doesn't have to freely license derivative content.

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