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We appreciate the feedback about the language in our updated Terms of Service that focuses on your content rights. We first responded by preparing a short blog post explaining the updates.
We’ve now edited the Terms of Service to more clearly reflect what we said in that post.
Here’s the passage we’ve updated:
Rights and Ownership
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