Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 31st Jan 2012 03:49 UTC
Legal According to MSNBC, up to 50 million Megaupload users could lose their data by Thursday. They haven't been able to access their data since surprise US government raids early this month. None of these users has been charged with any crime. This continues the US trend towards expanded use of forfeiture laws to arbitrarily seize and/or destroy private property without due process. The US Constitution's 5th Amendment states "No person shall be... deprived of life, liberty or property without due process or law; nor shall private property be taken... without just compensation." The situation raises questions both about the reliability of cloud services for data storage and the end of due process in the United States.
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RE: Nope, but...
by skandalfo on Tue 31st Jan 2012 04:44 UTC in reply to "Nope"
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Data is not property. A hard disk is property. Store your data on someone else's hard disk, you can't expect to assert property rights over it.


wasn't the legal action that's closing MegaUpload intended to protect the data of big media companies?

The data is intellectual property, then, but only if you have your pockets full of money, isn't it? Did I get the official truth right?

Edited 2012-01-31 04:45 UTC

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