Bruce Clay's company does a weekly podcast. On the latest one he specifically and repeatedly brings up the issue of content creators' copyrights and the AMP agreement. (As in by participating, Google owns your content.)
I Googled this. I never really did find an article that discussed this issue. I also never found a page that contained the "AMP agreement" itself, so I don't know how it actually reads.
If accurate, that policy would clearly seem both offensive and detrimental. I was wondering what others thought.
Similar in nature:
1) There is the Google Cache, which I don't think is much of an issue for most people.
2) Featured Snippets (the SERP page-top things) is a situation where Google takes your content. But if it is there it usually benefits you.
3) In contrast there is the issue of how Google uses people's images in their image search. I know there are people that complain about that. (I think it's a source where images can be viewed without the person actually visiting the website).
I generally trust Google to play a little bit fair.
It seems if they abused their AMP-obtained rights it would tend to kill fresh or new content creation, and therefore harm both the web and them over the long-term.
There's also the issue that if this is the next big thing, you're either on board or not, so there's not really any choice.
If this issue is correct, it seems somewhat ironic that something that's "open source" (a community thing) is set up where it takes something from that very community (copyrights). The community is purposely/unknowingly (whichever word you choose) working specifically on Google's behalf.
Does anyone have any knowledge about this topic? Or have an opinion?