Backup music on cloud and DCMA

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  1. dogbite

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    Given what happened to DVD+R, I am thinking about backing up my music on the cloud, just in case something happens to my PC and to my external HDD.
    Now, I have about 20GB of MP3, not really a huge collection.
    Most of these MP3 come from ripped CD's.
    Maybe I am too paranoid here but how can I be safe against any DCMA claim by the Cloud Provider? I mean, can the Cloud Provider at some point come to me saying that I should prove that those files are really mine?
    Please mind that I am not going to share anything. Just storing.
     
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    just do like I did: get a USB stick and carry that on your keychain.

    if there is a fire or something, you just grab your key, your wallet and off you go. ;)
     
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    As long as its personal storage and you are not providing any way to distribute (you keep them fully private) my understanding is that DCMA can't apply as no-one will be able to discover your backups to attempt to enforce DCMA.
     
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    Yeah, this is what I have been learning in the meantime...thus it's seems there is no issue.
     
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    Choose a EU cloud host. No DMCA.
     
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    I don't know if you can be so sure. If you're not sharing the files, that's of course a good way to not have them come looking for you. But with how broad the DMCA is interpreted instead of what the law is actually supposed to be, and how the MPAA/RIAA go out of their way to come after people, you don't have a 100% guarantee that the provider won't bend over at the first sign of pressure. I think you're okay, but you just never know anymore.
     
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    Even if it's just for storing the cloud providers love to delete your music files due to copyright infringement nonsense. Encrypting the files in an archive is probably the safest route in this situation.
     
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    I agree about encrypting them. They very well may delete the files just so they don't have to deal with the risk. Remember, once you upload them somewhere, they're no longer "yours".
     
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    OK. I am going to create several 7z encrypted archives and then upload them. Actually I need those files just in case of emergency.
    Thanks all.
     
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    Also try to read their storing policies. Although doesn't seem to be that common, some cloud storage and file sharing providers will delete the files if they haven't been accessed for a certain period of time. IMO perhaps it's a good idea to check your files like once a month or so just to make sure they're still available.
     
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    FWIW, Amazon allows you to upload music so you can stream it from their cloud player, even if it is ripped from your CDs or purchased elsewhere. Note that it must be DRM-free.

    However, it seems that what this really does is unlocks those songs so they can be accessed from their service. It looks for matching songs and places those in your "locker." I don't know if you can actually retrieve your files.

    Here's some information about it: http://mp3.about.com/od/tutorials/q...-Tutorial-Using-The-Amazon-Music-Importer.htm
     
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    I do not need/want streaming access, so at the end I have created a bunch of encrypted 7z archives and I am uploading them to a fresh new MEGA account.
    What I found strange is that it was not possible to upload those files on shared.com or surdoc.com, which I would have preferred because of they higher free storage quota (100GB vs 50GB). Maybe that 7z file was is not supported. I did not check deeply though, simple reverted to MEGA which works quite well.
     
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