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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

You retain your rights to any content you submit, post or display on or through the Services.

Unless otherwise agreed in writing, by submitting, posting, or displaying content on or through the Services, you grant Medium a nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully paid, and sublicensable…


Medium’s current policy is to notify users when we make material changes to our Terms of Service. We also maintain a public history of every change, right down to typo fixes, on Github.

One of our users, Logan Koepke, pointed out the difficulty of determining whether a change is “material” and who gets to make that decision. Logan wondered if it might not be easier and more fair to users for companies to give notice of all changes, material or not.

Our reasoning for only updating users about material changes is that we want leeway to make small changes like…

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