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

Rawlsian Devil's in the EULA (531 comments)

From page 4 of the brief:

"Any ownership interest by Mr. Goodwin in [the copies of his data that remain on Carpathia's servers] would be limited by at least two separate agreements: (1) the contract between Carpathia and Megaupload regarding Megaupload's use of Carpathia's servers; and, more specifically, (2) the written agreement between Megaupload and Mr. Goodwin regarding use of Megaupload's service."

The government's argument isn't about inherent ownership in copies, but the impact of relevant contracts to the ownership interest. The line of argument isn't good news (and hasn't been adjudicated) but it is cause for cloud storage providers and users to closely examine how their contractual arrangements address the issue of whose property the cloud-stored copies are.

about 2 years ago

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Emergency Alert System hacked, warns dead rising from graves

Rawlsian Rawlsian writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Rawlsian writes "Great Falls, Montana, television station KRTC issued a denial of an Emergency Alert System report that 'dead bodies are rising from their graves.' The denial surmises that 'someone apparently hacked into the Emergency Alert System...This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency.'"
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