Google – All your data are belong to us!
This kind of sounds familiar.
In a nutshell by agreeing to their terms you give Google all the right to do anything with your uploaded contents. Reading them, changing them, repackaging them, redistributing them even selling them. Forever and ever even if you stopped using their services.
But you don’t loose all the content. It’s still yours in that you are still responsible for it. If you didn’t own the rights to upload it in the first place it’s you being legally responsible. If it conflicts with any law.. guess what.
Basically you provide content and in return you will get to use the Google services while Google can go on turning your content into money.
Or: Creative people create content giving it away for some small benefit to some big corporation that turns their contents into big money.
That’s more or less how the publishing industry as well as the music industry works.
Or shall I say worked as it seems that platform providers such as Google start cutting out the middle man?