If I sign up for a Wordpress blog that is hosted for free by Wordpress here, who will own the content I post, and how much storage will I have? I know I could ask their customer support, but I don't trust companies (their lawyers specifically).

  • The terms of service for WordPress.com are here: en.wordpress.com/tos – anu Apr 26 '11 at 15:29
  • Voting to close. This has nothing to do with the administration of a WordPress site. Your paranoia doesn't make this the right place for this question. – John P Bloch Apr 26 '11 at 15:47
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    You trust random people on the Internet? :) – Jeff Apr 26 '11 at 21:29
  • @John: Whether we allow WP.com questions was discussed on meta - multiple times - and the outcome is not very clear. Because this question got a quick answer, I don't think we have to close it. – Jan Fabry Apr 27 '11 at 10:39
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    @Rarst It's not that I think it's a bad question; it's that I think it's a question that doesn't belong here, since it's a question about Automattic's policies, not about WordPress. – John P Bloch Apr 27 '11 at 13:52

From the TOS:

By submitting Content to Automattic for inclusion on your Website, you grant Automattic a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your blog. If you delete Content, Automattic will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

It means that you own it but they have full rights.

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For storage: you can upload up to 3 gigabytes of attachments for free, and can pay for upgrades after that. I think post content has no limit (and it would be very hard to reach 3 gigabytes with post content alone).

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