Google’s leading rivals in cloud storage like Microsoft’s SkyDrive and Dropbox leave the intellectual rights to the owners of the content. Whatever content users store and share on these services, its intellectual right will go the owners, policies of those companies explicitly state. According to Fox News, Dropbox simply mentions that the “information, files, and folders that you submit” are collectively the stuffs of users and “you retain full ownership to your stuff. We don’t claim any ownership to any of it.”
When it comes to SkyDrive also, the same affirmation can be seen in its policy. “We don’t claim ownership of the content you provide on the service. Your content remains your content.” Nevertheless, in case of Google Drive, we are still confused of the situation. It is high time that Google should soon give a clear explanation for the fuss. Thus users can store their data in GDrive with no fear of losing their rights.
Google Drive release, major features
Google has just introduced its Drive cloud storage facility. Launching the much-touted feature, Google says that is a place where users can “create, share, collaborate and keep” all their content. Google has abruptly mentioned a few of Google Drive’s amazing applications in its intro to the service. It can be a great platform if you work with a friend, do a joint research work, plan a wedding with fiancé or track budget with roommate and so on.
In all these situations, the full-fledged cloud storage service will come in help of you, the Mountain View online giant claims. The service supports all types of files including videos, images, Google Docs, PDFs and much more. Google has also described three major functions of the service.
Create and collaborate: Google Docs is built into Google Drive. Thus, users can create documents, spreadsheets and other items and collaborate them with friends or coworkers easily.
Store everything safely and access it anywhere: Well, it is the second major feature of Google Drive that you can store anything on it for future use. It is basically a cloud based storage service, which you can access on any net-connected computing device from across the world.
Search everything: You can search any document and file stored in Google Drive using keywords. Thanks to Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, content even in scanned documents can be found in searching.