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22 FEBRUARY 2014
Effective March 24, a number of changes to Dropbox's standard terms will go into effect. In order to introduce these new terms, Dropbox General Counsel Ramsey Homsany posted an entry on the company's official blog. The new terms are available here.
Mr. Homsany's blog post probably does the new terms a disservice. While motivated by good intentions, the introduction of these changes comes across as more ominous than the changes warrant. Dropbox would have been far better served by posting a simple 'diff' view or redline of the new and old terms. I created a quick diff here, and the implications of the new terms are immediately evident: much of the 'legalese' is trimmed in favor of more plain English, colloquial tone.
A few highlights from the diff:
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