Starts with 5GB of free storage space:
My Home Cinema Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90
Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H
Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router
Sort of live.
A visit to the Google Drive website tells me 'Your Google Drive isn't ready yet' nor is it available on Play on any of our devices.
However visiting the Play store on the PC it shows up and lets me install it to the devices.
Its now syncing and has automatically imported stuff from Google Documents, Picasa etc.
JVC DLA-X30•Grandview Cyber Series (92")•LG 50PX990•Oppo BDP-93•Humax Foxsat HDR•Humax HDR-Fox T2•Vu+ Solo²•Roku 3•Sonos Connect•Onkyo TX-NR818•Mackie HR824 MK2•BK Monoliith DF•Drobo 5N
Sonos Connect•Studiospares Seiwin 5A
RPi•Fostex PC-100USB•Studiospares Seiwin SN-4A
All installed here.
I now have 5GB on Google Drive, 25 GB on Microsoft Skydrive, , 31 GB on DropBox, 5GB on Sugarsync and 200GB (paid) on Google Docs/Picasa Web albums (which I guess will be part of drive).
“Out beyond ideas of wrong and right, there is a field.
I'll meet you there."
Here's the caveat:
Dropbox and Microsoft's SkyDrive allow you to retain your copyright and IP rights to the work you upload to the service, but Google Drive takes everything you own.
Here's what the terms say:
Dropbox -- terms can be found here:
"Your Stuff & Your Privacy: By using our Services you provide us with information, files, and folders that you submit to Dropbox (together, "your stuff"). You retain full ownership to your stuff. We don't claim any ownership to any of it. These Terms do not grant us any rights to your stuff or intellectual property except for the limited rights that are needed to run the Services, as explained below."
Microsoft's SkyDrive -- terms can be found here:
"5. Your Content: Except for material that we license to you, we don't claim ownership of the content you provide on the service. Your content remains your content. We also don't control, verify, or endorse the content that you and others make available on the service."
Google Drive -- terms can be found here:
"Your Content in our Services: When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide licence to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes that we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content.
The rights that you grant in this licence are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This licence continues even if you stop using our Services (for example, for a business listing that you have added to Google Maps)."
The last sentence makes all the difference. While these rights are limited to essentially making Google Drive better and to develop new services run by Google, the scope is not defined and could extend far further than one would expect.
Simply put: there's no definitive boundary that keeps Google from using what it likes from what you upload to its service.
Little unfair on Google by missing the preceding sentence from the quote...
"Some of our Services allow you to submit content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours."
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