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[2]: Nope
by n0b0dy on Tue 31st Jan 2012 11:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Nope"
n0b0dy
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If you store any of your property in a way over which you have no control, you can't expect to be able to complain if something happens to it. ... always remember that you are not in control of that storage and are subject to the whims of third parties and so are any files you may elect to store there.

Same goes for the Music and Movie industry with their media being sold and broadcast everywhere. Double standard?

Edited 2012-01-31 11:51 UTC

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