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US Government Says You Don't Own Your Cloud Data so We Can Access It At Any Time

jest3r (458429) writes | about 2 years ago

Cloud 2

jest3r (458429) writes "Yesterday the EFF filed a brief proposing a process for the Court in the Megaupload case to hold the government accountable for the actions it took (and failed to take) when it shut down Megaupload's service and denied third parties access to their property. Many businesses used Megaupload's cloud service to store and share files not related to piracy. The government is calling for a long, drawn-out process that would require individuals or small companies to travel to courts far away and engage in multiple hearings just to get their own property back. The government's argument that you lose all your property rights by storing your data on the cloud could apply to Amazon's S3 or Google Apps or or Apple iCloud services as well."
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Oh really (1)

megahurts.gr (1073654) | about 2 years ago | (#41853713)

Then how about you also lose all your property rights by storing your valuables in safe deposit boxes in banks?

Re:Oh really (1)

Holi (250190) | about 2 years ago | (#41855179)

Or off site storage for your corporate backups at Iron Mountain?

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