Amazon launches Cloud Player, sparking privacy concerns

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Amazon launches Cloud Player, sparking privacy concerns.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/03/z38DLi.jpg[/newsimage]Amazon has become the first major online retailer to offer cloud-based media storage and streaming to unlimited web or Android devices with a free basic plan. But, while this service offers a great deal of convenience to those who want to access their personal music library on the go, there is a certain amount of privacy that we’re going to have to give up in order to use it.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/amazon-launches-cloud-player-sparking-privacy-concerns-42220/](http://www.myce.com/news/amazon-launches-cloud-player-sparking-privacy-concerns-42220/)


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Here is what I find absurd about the “Cloud Services”, I upload all my music, maybe I have 1 song that could have been dowloaded illegally. All the RIAA has to do is find one moron of a Judge and then they have control over Amazons music library. Just because some of my songs are not tagged like the record companies originally had them. I like what Amazon is trying to do, have a lot of respect for it, but I fear the RIAA and feel this is going to be a big entrapment for a lot of stupid and uneducated people. The more consumers find out about “Cloud Services” the more they will stay away. Of course businesses love it because they get the opportunity to watch over you.


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[QUOTE=trust2112;2582369]Here is what I find absurd about the “Cloud Services”, I upload all my music, maybe I have 1 song that could have been dowloaded illegally. All the RIAA has to do is find one moron of a Judge and then they have control over Amazons music library. Just because some of my songs are not tagged like the record companies originally had them. I like what Amazon is trying to do, have a lot of respect for it, but I fear the RIAA and feel this is going to be a big entrapment for a lot of stupid and uneducated people. The more consumers find out about “Cloud Services” the more they will stay away. Of course businesses love it because they get the opportunity to watch over you.[/QUOTE]

I totally agree. Cloud storage = loss of control and privacy. I have no use for it. You never know who is going to be sniffing around in your storage. Everyone should be worried about it. I know it sounds crazy but EVERYONE has something to hide or at least something they would rather not be looked at no matter who it is. People would be better off renting some rackspace and pushing their encrypted files over via FTP if thet want it in the cloud than to open themselves up to big brother RIAA/ MPAA looking over their shoulder. I personally would rather invest in a large NAS for storage. Yeah you lose the safety net of having your backups offsite but if your really worried about that then you could image the irreplaceables on BD or bare drives and lock them in a safety deposit box at the bank. For that to work would require you to make weekly/ monthly trips to the bank with fresh backups to swap out but you have to ask yourself how valuable/ private the data is and go from there.

I look at cloud storage as a big Venus flytrap. Some noob with some torrents or porn to hide/ store will use this and get busted. The guy could even have no illegal content but just some politically radical emails or word docs that the right person finds out about (i.e the Feds) and he will get hauled off. If it does happen publicly there will be a mass exodus out of the cloud by most IMO.

Cloud storage DO NOT WANT!

DOS_equis


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Absurd. Upload you music collection, but not a single thing that’s copyrighted.
Actually copyright was never intended to forbid any single copy.


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I have just signed up for Cloud Drive at Amazon.com, just to test it actually. I’m in Canada and it did not block me.
A file can be up to 2 GB, so it can store video.
Copyright is not clear. It says you can’t store something if you don’t have the right to do so. That doesn’t say you can’t store copyrighted material. I believe we have the right to store copies.
I don’t believe they are actively checking material for copyright, but reserve the right if a complaint were made.


#6

I signed up for this last week as well . . . if storing a copy of an mp3 you buy from Amazon doesn’t count against your quota or is allowed I’m not too concerned about storing something I bought from another source.

People who use cloud storage as someplace to keep questionable material are the only ones who need to worry IMO.