[LINK] Microsoft Live Mesh
Marghanita da Cruz
marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Apr 24 08:22:04 EST 2008
Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> Sucker punch number one:
>> You may be able to submit materials for use in connection with the
>> service. Except for material that we license to you, we do not claim
>> ownership of the materials you post or otherwise provide to us related
>> to the service (called a "submission"). However, by posting or
>> otherwise providing your submission, you are granting to the public
>> free permission to:
>> * use, copy, distribute, display, publish and modify your
>> submission, each in connection with the service;
>> * publish your name in connection with your submission; and
>> * grant these permissions to other persons.
> (Terms of service, section 8)
> If that means what it seems to mean, if I store documents on the
> service, those documents become republishable by anybody.
> Sucker punch number 2: the governing law for Australian users is in
> Singapore. Hardly accessible for the user, should a legal dispute arise.
If you are in Darwin, or Perth, Singapore is probably more physically reachable
than Sydney or Melbourne.
This is contract law, so I would guess the laws of the land are not relevent.
However, why is this any different to Google, myspace, youtube, amazon, and no
doubt a range of other sites offering all kinds of services.
Ofcourse all of this is only relevant if you were contemplating a court case.
> I guess other traps are there, if people want to read the ToS all the
> way through...
Well I guess MS puts their view, you can take it or leave it.
Or lobby the government to block the site until Australian
Courts get a cut of the action.
> stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
>> Microsoft Reveals a Web-Based Software System
>> By JOHN MARKOFF www.nytimes.com
>> Published: April 23, 2008
>> SAN FRANCISCO --- Microsoft is preparing to take its most ambitious
>> step yet in transforming its personal computer business into one tied
>> more closely to software running in remote data centers .. Microsoft
>> 'Live Mesh' .. its Web-based data storage and software system ..
>> Microsoft's late entry into a rapidly growing market described as
>> cloud computing .."software plus services." ..
>> Live Mesh Tech Preview: <https://www.mesh.com/Welcome/LearnMore.aspx>
>> Cheers people
>> Stephen Loosley
>> Victoria, Australia
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>> Link at mailman.anu.edu.au
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