Google clones Dropbox: lock, stock, and privacy gaffe Google Drive looks like just another ho-hum Dropbox clone. Same feature set, same market positioning. But was it really necessary for Google to copy the outrageously unfair terms of service Dropbox published and then hastily dropped last summer? So today, Google Drive debuts, with an equally jaw-dropping terms of service: 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. Surprisingly I haven't seen anyone else addressing this issue. Ed's argument of Googleplex being ignorant seems reasonably plausible in this instance.