Google Notebook

As set forth in the Terms & Conditions, Google Notebook is not required to host or display content. Google Notebook may refuse to host content that violates its policies including:

  • illegal content
  • invasions of personal privacy
  • violations of copyright. Please see our DMCA policy for more information as well as our "Information about publishing content" below.
  • spam and malicious code or viruses
  • hateful or offensive content based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, or sexual orientation
  • incitement of violence
  • falsely claiming association, relationship, or employment with Google

Please note that content should be accurate and generally suitable for all ages.

Information about publishing content

When using Google Notebook, please remember to respect the hard work (and rights) of the people that created the content. Publishing a notebook is the same as creating your own webpage -- don't include content in your notebook that you couldn't legally publish on your own webpage.

We can't be your lawyer or give you specific legal advice, but we encourage you to consider the legal restrictions around using text or images from other people's websites when using Google Notebook. Copyright law generally prohibits the use of other people's material without permission; however, there are many important exceptions to this general rule. There's a lot of good information online about copyright and its exceptions. For example, information can be found at Stanford University's Copyright and Fair Use Overview. If in doubt, ask permission, use a reuse-friendly work, or consult an attorney.

It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site, and other applicable intellectual property laws. Responses may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating subscribers. If we remove or disable access in response to such a notice, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the Notebook user so that they may make a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of that Act. It is our policy to document all notices of alleged infringement on which we act. As with all legal notices, a copy of the notice may be sent to one or more third parties who may make it available to the public. Please see our DMCA policy for more information.