>Google Voice – You can’t use it for voice mail but if you do it seems they own it?
>I saw this tweet last week
twitter.com/ClaxtonLegal – “@SandraSingerEsq I read that Google’s TOS indicates that they own all info, including the voicemail they change into emails/SMS. Not sure”
I thought I would check it out….
Clicked on Terms of Service -> Error Page Not found
hmm I thought that strange – so I googled https://www.google.com/voice/help/terms and brought up the cached page (great feature Google)
I had a quick look at their terms. Under Rules and Regulations:
Subscriber agrees to abide by all applicable local, state, national, foreign and international laws and regulations and is solely responsible for all acts or omissions that occur under Subscriber’s account or password, including the content of Subscriber’s transmissions through the Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, Subscriber agrees not to:
* Use the Service in connection with chain letters, junk email, voice mail, faxes, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages…
UPDATE: do they own it? Answer is no! under help/legal notices….
New Tweet says…
@tazmaniax RT @BryanGriffith: Google specifically disclaims ownership of message content. https://www.google.com/voice/help/legalnotices #GoogleVoice
Your Intellectual Property Rights
Google does not claim any ownership in any of the content that you or your callers upload, transmit or store in your Google Voice account. We will not use any of your content for any purpose except to provide you with the Service.
Voicemail that’s yours to keep! too…