Google has had to change their license agreement for Chrome, their new browser, after consumers complained about the original license. The original stated that Google had rights to all content that the user posted while using Chrome. The new license corrects this and returns these rights to you the user.

In a statement Google now states that:

So for Google Chrome, only the first sentence of Section 11 should have applied. We’re sorry we overlooked this, but we’ve fixed it now, and you can read the updated Google Chrome terms of service. If you’re into the fine print, here’s the revised text of Section 11:

11. Content license from you
11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services.

And that’s all. Period. End of section.

It will take a little time to propagate this change through the 40+ languages in which Google Chrome is available, and to remove the language in the download versions. But rest assured that we’re working quickly to fix this. The new terms will of course be retroactive, and will cover everyone who has downloaded Google Chrome since it was launched.

This should quiet down some of the critics of Google and their new browser.

Comments welcome.