[LINK] RFC: Cloud Computing

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Mon Nov 23 19:10:25 EST 2009


Reads well, Roger ..

Cloud computing?  One concern for most, of course, is data ownership and
security. Google Cloud Terms of Service re data are bad enough, but here
is another example which is breath-taking .. and so, maybe of use, Roger.

Not exactly only a public 'cloud service' but, certainly includes clouds:

 http://www.tikatok.com

 www.tikatok.com/user/confirmPolicy/vid/55845850dfcb83a3fa8e9b59da5e0320

V. Ownership of Submissions

Certain areas of the Site will permit you to send materials to Tikatok 
such as stories and drawings. Upon submission, all creations, ideas, 
concepts, notes, drafts, stories, artwork, drawings, photographs or other 
information of any nature (collectively, the "Submissions"), submitted by 
an author to the Site shall be deemed to be, and shall remain, the 
property of Tikatok, and the author will be deemed for all purposes to 
have assigned all of his or her worldwide right, title and interest in 
and to such Submissions to Tikatok and waived any "moral" or author's 
rights therein. 

None of the Submissions shall be subject to any obligation of confidence 
on the part of Tikatok, and Tikatok shall not be liable for any use or 
disclosure of all or part of the Submissions. 

Without limiting the foregoing, Tikatok shall exclusively own all now 
known or hereafter existing rights to the Submissions of every kind and 
nature throughout the world, and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of 
the Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, 
without compensation to the provider of the Submissions.


Roger writes,

> Following on from discussions on the list earlier today ...
> 
> I've been working on a paper on the user benefits and risks of cloud 
> computing.  That's of course necessitated some basic work on what the 
> heck cloud computing is.
> 
> The emergent draft has a reasonably-developed first third, but at 
> this stage only a very sketchy analysis of risks.
> 
> Constructively negative comments on the definitions, architecture and 
> benefits sections would be greatly appreciated!!
> 
>      Computing Clouds on the Horizon?
>      Benefits and Risks from the User's Perspective
>       http://www.rogerclarke.com/II/CCI-0911.html
> 
> 
> While you're at it, any thoughts on the APF's Policy Statement on 
> Cloud Computing and Privacy would also be valued:
> http://www.privacy.org.au/Papers/CloudComp-0911.html
> 
> As a voluntary organisation, we don't want to go so far that we're 
> doing free consultancy;  but we also don't want to be off-the-beam 
> technically, and nor do we want to go beyond a reasonable 
> balance-point between privacy and other interests.
> 
> 
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