Posted by z3d in Tech

After backlash, the cloud provider Vultr has updated its terms to remove a clause that a Reddit user feared required customers to "fork over rights" to "anything" hosted on its platform.

The alarming clause seemed to grant Vultr a "non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable" license to "use and commercialize" any user content uploaded, posted, hosted, or stored on Vultr "in any way that Vultr deems appropriate, without any further consent" or compensation to users or third parties.

Here's the full clause that was removed:

You hereby grant to Vultr a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up, worldwide license (including the right to sublicense through multiple tiers) to use, reproduce, process, adapt, publicly perform, publicly display, modify, prepare derivative works, publish, transmit and distribute each of your User Content, or any portion thereof, in any form, medium or distribution method now known or hereafter existing, known or developed, and otherwise use and commercialize the User Content in any way that Vultr deems appropriate, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties, for purposes of providing the Services to you.

In a statement provided to Ars, Vultr CEO J.J. Kardwell said that the terms were revised to "simplify and clarify" language causing confusion for some users.



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