I sent this email to legal: Could you please explain, in a published article on Medium, exactly what this new clause means: "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 license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and display your content and any name, username or likeness provided in connection with your content in all media formats and distribution methods now known or later developed without compensation to you."
It sounds to many of us as if you want to be able to use or change our content that we own in any way you see fit, and not compensate us for it. Is this true?
You should be more open about pirating our material for your own profit or reward. Tell the writers and contributors exactly what this means instead of expecting people with no legal experience to interpret or understand this, please.