Know your facebook acount?
I can download and copy anything on your account. I can steal your photo pretty easily.
Viewing a cloud, and viewing the pictures requires the ability to download (copy).
Viewing any photo on your computer downloads a copy of said photo.
That's just how computers & the internet work.
If you view the cloud no differently that photo hosting sites like photobucket, there is no way to offer read only access without the ability to copy/download a file, while still letting people view the contents with implied consent to view, but not distribute.
Describing what you see cannot be restricted. Obviously.
In your camera scenario, how do I know you have one?
Granted, today we have cell phones which all have cameras, but the principle is the same. Unless you disclose to me that you have a camera, how can i then say don't take photos of these pictures?
Would not a reasonable person assume, in their home, that a person isn't actively hiding a camera on their person at all times to then disseminate the private affairs that are happening within those walls?
Now if you pull out your phone or DSLR camera and I don't say anything about taking photos the photo album, you might have more of a point.
Many of those websites/groups have within their own rules & regulations that basically state that anything posted here is to remain private and not distributed/copied. That any and all photos are the property of the owner who posted them.
Something along those lines.
But yes, if you post a risque picture on your facebook wall, that's not going to help you any. But Clouds are tricky when it comes to sharing and viewing data.
All I'm getting at is that laws need to get updated, and people need to get educated on what their rights & responsibilities are.
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