[nycbug-talk] AIM's new licence is dangerious

Marc Spitzer mspitzer
Sat Mar 12 01:26:30 EST 2005

Here is the key bit, it says they effectivly have the right to
copy/sell/use everything that goes through their aim software or

Content You Post
You may only post Content that you created or which the owner of the
Content has given you. You may not post or distribute Content that is
illegal or that violates these Terms of Service. By posting or
submitting Content on any AIM Product, you represent and warrant that
(i) you own all the rights to this Content or are authorized to use
and distribute this Content on the AIM Product and (ii) this Content
does not and will not infringe any copyright or any other third-party
right nor violate any applicable law or regulation.

Although you or the owner of the Content retain ownership of all
right, title and interest in Content that you post to any AIM Product,
AOL owns all right, title and interest in any compilation, collective
work or other derivative work created by AOL using or incorporating
this Content. In addition, by posting Content on an AIM Product, you
grant AOL, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, agents and
licensees the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right to reproduce,
display, perform, distribute, adapt and promote this Content in any
medium. You waive any right to privacy. You waive any right to inspect
or approve uses of the Content or to be compensated for any such uses.

here is the full url:



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