To: Future Snake Eater
Privacy laws are completely different in Europe than they are in the U.S. In the U.S., your data belongs to the company you use it with. In Europe, the laws state that your data belongs to you at all times. Don't like it? Don't bitch about Google and Facebook, bitch at the lawmakers.
Kind of ironic isn't it?
An artist writes some songs and makes an album. You "buy" the album but really never "own" it as you have only purchased the "rights" to it. Others retain actual ownership even though you might own the physical and electronic media where it's located. Now I myself create some intellectual property and send a copy to a buddy's GMail account and suddenly Google owns it? I'm thinking that the actual ownership trail of this has not been thoroughly tested in court yet.
posted on 04/03/2012 1:03:51 PM PDT
(Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
I'm thinking that the actual ownership trail of this has not been thoroughly tested in court yet.
Probably not. There are so many permutations, it's going to have to be challenged practically on a case-by-case basis.
posted on 04/03/2012 1:14:58 PM PDT
by Future Snake Eater
(If we had a President, he'd look like Newt.)
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