View Full Version : Froogle owns my copyright?
04-30-2005, 01:52 PM
I recently got a copyright on one of my products.
As I was reading the Froogle's TOS, I was confused on what it was saying.
My question is if I submit my products to Froogle, does that mean they own the copyright to it too?
I know it sounds sill but I just want to be sure.
12-29-2005, 11:32 AM
Ok I have a CD on the open market righ now and it is mostly sold as a download through some sites and some other types of art published and for sale on the market so maybe I can give you a little insight. Depnding on how well youare at decoding some sites fine print on copyrights alot of it boils down to this. 99.9% of the time it is a disclosure stating that they can advertise it, market it how they want, and sell it with out you being able to sue them as long as they atleast state some where that you have the copyright, and they don't state they own the product and they cannot give away the product for free without your permission. if you are still confused about it or don't trust the policy you should consider contacting a copyright attorney. They might be expensive, but if you don't understand something it might just save your kiester and alot of money in the end.
05-15-2006, 10:39 PM
I think they steal everying basically, it is why its free!
05-30-2006, 02:42 PM
If you have an "international" copyright, it really doesn't matter what the T's & C's are on any site. The ball is 100% in your court.
If you don't have an "international" copyright - you haven't really got anything in a global market place.
really, as stated above, it will come down to whether or not you can trust the website in question. At the end of the day, I don't know any individual that could afford to make a copyright claim. It's VERY expensive.
05-30-2006, 02:47 PM
By the way - I would add that Google (Froogle) are not squeaky clean and completely trust worthy in as much as they will protect themselves and their interests aggresively on the slightest whim. We experienced that this year on a product we had that sound phonetically simialr to one of theirs - even though it was registered before Google was incorporated.
However, an "international" copyright would have covered us. We didn't have one - we had to hand the product to Google and walk away.
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