1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Has anyone gotten suspended or in any kind of trouble for storing MP3s, Movies, TV Shows on a private OneDrive account?
    12-27-2014 12:48 PM
  2. spaulagain's Avatar
    I believe technically you're not supposed to store copyrighted material there. But I don't think normally it's an issue. Was any of it pornographic?
    12-27-2014 12:50 PM
  3. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I have quite a few mp3s stored there with no issues. I'm not sure about movies though.
    12-27-2014 12:56 PM
  4. Hotvak123's Avatar
    you can put anything in the files, it's not for Microsoft to monitor you files for legal or illegal
    activity. at least I hope not. I don't want big brother looking at me, do you?
    12-27-2014 01:26 PM
  5. Loco5150's Avatar
    I have tried to share few times an album to a friend and got "you cannot share this" or something in those lines...
    Guytronic likes this.
    12-27-2014 01:29 PM
  6. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    If the folder contains copyrighted material, I'm sure MS blocks sharing capabilities for that folder. Otherwise, people would start using OneDrive like the original Napster of other file sharing services.
    12-27-2014 01:35 PM
  7. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    you can put anything in the files, it's not for Microsoft to monitor you files for legal or illegal
    activity. at least I hope not. I don't want big brother looking at me, do you?
    Oh, you know they look at all of the stuff on OneDrive. They have to know what is being saved on their servers, otherwise, they could be dragged into numerous criminal, liability lawsuits.

    I say this having no proof whatsoever. lol
    Guytronic likes this.
    12-27-2014 01:38 PM
  8. Guytronic's Avatar
    I have tried to share few times an album to a friend and got "you cannot share this" or something in those lines...
    I think this is the key here.

    In the terms of use for OneDrive I believe it states distributing copyrighted material from the account can be cause for the OneDrive account being terminated.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-27-2014 01:38 PM
  9. Hotvak123's Avatar
    3.6. What type of Content or actions aren't permitted? In order to protect our customers and the Services, we have established this Code of Conduct governing the use of the Services. Content or actions that violate this Agreement aren't permitted.


    i. Don't use the Services to do anything illegal.

    ii. Don't engage in any activity that exploits, harms, or threatens to harm children.

    iii. Don't send spam or use your account to help others send spam. Spam is unsolicited bulk email, postings or instant messages.

    iv. Don't publicly display inappropriate images (e.g. nudity, bestiality, pornography).

    v. Don't engage in activity that is false or misleading (e.g. attempts to ask for money under false pretenses, impersonating someone else).

    vi. Don't engage in activity that is harmful to the Services or others (e.g. viruses, stalking, hate speech, advocating violence against others).

    vii. Don't infringe upon the rights of others (e.g. unauthorized sharing of copyrighted music, resale or other distribution of Bing maps, photographs and other Content).


    viii. Don't engage in activity that violates the privacy of others.

    In many cases Microsoft is alerted to violations of the Code of Conduct through customer complaints, but we also deploy automated technologies to detect child pornography or abusive behavior that might harm the system, our customers, or others. When investigating these matters, Microsoft or its agents will review Content in order to resolve the issue. This is in addition to the uses we describe in this Agreement and the Privacy Statements.
    12-27-2014 01:58 PM
  10. EBUK's Avatar
    I believe technically you're not supposed to store copyrighted material there.
    Everything you create is copyright - YOU own the copyright. So, technically, you should store NOTHING on your OneDrive ;-)
    12-27-2014 02:18 PM
  11. spaulagain's Avatar
    Everything you create is copyright - YOU own the copyright. So, technically, you should store NOTHING on your OneDrive ;-)

    True, that's partly why I said usually its not an issue even for 3rd party copyrighted material.
    12-27-2014 02:20 PM
  12. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    3.6. What type of Content or actions aren't permitted? In order to protect our customers and the Services, we have established this Code of Conduct governing the use of the Services. Content or actions that violate this Agreement aren't permitted.


    i. Don't use the Services to do anything illegal.

    ii. Don't engage in any activity that exploits, harms, or threatens to harm children.

    iii. Don't send spam or use your account to help others send spam. Spam is unsolicited bulk email, postings or instant messages.

    iv. Don't publicly display inappropriate images (e.g. nudity, bestiality, pornography).

    v. Don't engage in activity that is false or misleading (e.g. attempts to ask for money under false pretenses, impersonating someone else).

    vi. Don't engage in activity that is harmful to the Services or others (e.g. viruses, stalking, hate speech, advocating violence against others).

    vii. Don't infringe upon the rights of others (e.g. unauthorized sharing of copyrighted music, resale or other distribution of Bing maps, photographs and other Content).


    viii. Don't engage in activity that violates the privacy of others.

    In many cases Microsoft is alerted to violations of the Code of Conduct through customer complaints, but we also deploy automated technologies to detect child pornography or abusive behavior that might harm the system, our customers, or others. When investigating these matters, Microsoft or its agents will review Content in order to resolve the issue. This is in addition to the uses we describe in this Agreement and the Privacy Statements.
    And that pretty much sums it up. 😊
    Guytronic likes this.
    12-27-2014 02:29 PM

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