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Windows 10 Content: Does Microsoft Own your Images and Other Data?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ZombieQueen, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. ZombieQueen

    ZombieQueen Newbie

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    At some point in the past, Facebook made the legal argument that it owned whatever User-uploaded content was put on it's Servers, then used that content in their advertising. Don't know if they still do it, but they did it at one point.Windows 10 is being marketed in the "Software as a Service" model (vs. Software as a Product that one owns), and many of it's new changes reflect that idea (example the game "Solitaire" is available as a premium paid upgrade and is no longer free). So I asked the question on another forum by a pack of idiots, and was called a "tin foil hat" person, so I figured where else to get the truth of the matter than talk to people that earn their living based on having a clear understanding of "who owns what content" and what the laws/rules are, how they are applied, etc...Windows 10 is still new, so if MS has a claim that it owns your uploaded content on the Operating System that it owns (and not you), well to my thinking it's just like Facebook, only in this case Microsoft's storage is off-line. Has anyone heard any rumblings that MS might be moving towards making the claim that they owe their Users nothing in the way of protecting the privacy of their data, because the EULA states that any data on a machine run by Windows 10 is actually owned by Microsoft?
     
  2. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    I think its been taken too literal. From my knowledge, Facebook never used user's content in advertising, they just reserved the right to do so. They're just protecting themselves from various scenarios that their legal team has come up with.
     
  3. IAmNotLegend

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    That would not be acceptable given the windows is the most commonly used OS in government offices as well as other firms.

    Something like this would give them claim over everything we do online.
     
  4. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    The person that creates the content is the copyright holder unless its content that can't be copyrighted due to the creators jurisdiction, its the main principle of copyright laws all over the world.
     
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  5. ZombieQueen

    ZombieQueen Newbie

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    Code:
    consumerist.cxoxmx/2013/08/29/facebooks-policy-changes-will-mean-your-content-can-be-used-in-ads-if-you-use-facebook/
    
    Pretty sure I read a story where a FB User's image was used in advertisements. Looking for it now.
     
  6. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    Having a royalty free license is different from ownership.
     
  7. wottoinc

    wottoinc Elite Member

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    Finaly i install window 10.
     
  8. fategenesis

    fategenesis Newbie

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    so Microsoft own royalty free rights to our images? That will be the same as paypal then
     
  9. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    At the very most, but then again they would probably lose a lawsuit if they used an image from your computer without permission.
     
  10. Gary Carlyle

    Gary Carlyle Regular Member

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    They blatantly used their content in terms of their profile picture, name and interests.
     
  11. cottonwolf

    cottonwolf Regular Member

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    How funny that is. Operating system as a service. You don't own somebody's service, unless you own the service provider (either by shares or you are have capital in that business). You owned a copy of Microsoft 10 earlier versions. You are free to upgrade to Microsoft 10 which you won't own a copy of. Do you lose your ownership of your copy of your upgraded OS(7 or 8.x)? Diz be intredasting. I will never upgrade to 10 in foreseeable future. Fuck winblows. Unless they make cortana something like this http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470752/, there's not much point upgrading.
     
  12. zebrahat

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    The software industry wants to reinvent copyright to the point where we are left with one-way corporate capitalism and property rights, where only corporations get to truly own anything. Windows 10 is just the latest front in the war to strip consumers of rights on their side of the ledger.
     
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  13. hung20122

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    They say 10 is more of a cloud operating system. MS can check any picture you open against known hashes supplied by fbi etc to easily see if its something bad.