Dropbox clarifies its policy after 'DMCA takedown' incident

Himanshu Arora

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Dropbox's privacy policy came under the scanner on Saturday after one of its business customers tweeted that the cloud storage service blocked a file from being shared under U.S. copyright law. The tweet has been retweeted more than 3235 times...

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wastedkill

Posts: 1,423   +347
So wait when did dropbox start doing DMCA's? As far as I knew dropbox is a closed service not open like mega and who cares if someone has illegal files on their dropbox its private....
 
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Guest

Just because it's private doesn't mean it's not still illegal. By your logic it would be fine if he had child pornography in his dropbox, because hey it's private.
 
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Guest

Anytime you give up control of your data (cloud, etc.) you open yourself to many other things you may not have wanted.
 
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Guest

Dear Sir, your bank here.
Since you lent the key of your safe deposit box to your brother, we took the liberty to have a peek.
The IRS would like a word with you.
Have a nice day.
 

Dukenukemx

Posts: 71   +17
You guys wanted Cloud computing to be the future, so shutup and accept it. I'll be putting my data on a private FTP, like a proper nerd should.