There’s a new web clipping and organization tool on the block: Clipboard. According to the announcement on Clipboard’s blog, the service allows its users “to easily save parts of the web in order to accomplish meaningful goals.”
The service might best be described as a cross between the popular social sharing site Pinterest and cloud-based notetaking/archiving tool Evernote. Users create “boards” based on topics of interest, like “technology” or “e-discovery.” They can then clip content (e.g. text, images, or entire pages) from around the web directly to that board, annotating and sharing as they see fit.
More details in this Clipboard introduction video:
Clipboard’s simple and familiar interface may be appealing to legal professionals who have struggled with other more complicated clipping tools. But as always, lawyers should take a moment to review the applicable terms of service and/or privacy policies offered by cloud services before entrusting their data. In this case, section 3 of Clipboard’s Terms of Service is worth noting, as it provides in part:
By posting any User Content on the Service, you expressly grant, and you represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to grant, to Clipboard a royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, syndicate, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such User Content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Content, in whole or in part, and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, for use in connection with the Service and Clipboard’s (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each User of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your User Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such User Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under this Agreement.