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Is Dropbox safe from the law?

Is Dropbox technically legal? I'm not sure what makes it different from say Megaupload which is now closed down I believe!

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matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:41

Good question, depends if the record and movie industries tell the US Govt. that they dislike Dropbox. If so, yes, it'll become an "illegal file sharing" site.

Treab  Sep. 4, 2012 at 15:31

megaupload had a major issue that others could see uploaded information like movies ... dropbox only allows you to upload data which you already possess.

Pondlife  Sep. 4, 2012 at 15:43

Erm not really as I've seen phone roms on dropbox.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 4, 2012 at 16:49

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It's all about whether they want you or not.

Go to Bing Video Search - Microsoft's video search lets you watch every and any video that is online. Right there in the Bing player - from pirated movies to paedo p*rn, bestiality etc etc...]
No problem. It's a cute corporation, so what could be wrong.
On the other hand: O'Dwyer (TV-shack) only indexed online videos and linked to them (Like Google etc); no player, nothing stored on his site. BUT he is awaiting extradition to the US. Go figure (the US leagle eagle, famed Judge Posner recently said linking to illegal content IS NOT ILLEGAL.
Yet O'Dwyer and others are in legal limbo; treated like terror suspects because the Industry can use the FBI as their private security company. See the Megaupload fiasco: illegal warrant, illegal search, illegal frozen assets... but he was the criminal? He repeatedly complied with take-down requests, by the way.
And lets not go into the disaster of Hollywood getting caught red-handed when uploading their own product to then legally blackmail websites - as happened with Viacom vs Youtube.

Anyhoo...

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 4, 2012 at 18:12

Also... while one can question anonymous' strategies, one has to wonder: what was an FBI agent doing with 12,000,000 Apple device IDs on his/her laptop? All potential threats?

Treab  Sep. 4, 2012 at 18:14

Also... while one can question anonymous' strategies, one has to wonder: what was an FBI agent doing with 12,000,000 Apple device IDs on his/her laptop? All potential threats?

its why apple won the judgement 1 billion from samsung and we have access to all phones and devices sold in the usa... sounds like a good theory to me.

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