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Storing Copyrighted Materials for Personal Backups

Storing Copyrighted Materials for Personal Backups

mackid1993
Explorer | Level 4

I see posts on Reddit about people having their Dropbox accounts disabled. Has anyone had any issues storing copies of Movies, Music, TV Shows etc for personal use/backups but not sharing them with others. I don't want to lose access to my account, but it would be nice to use Dropbox as a secondary backup for some of my media. It's not sensitive so I don't want to have to encrypt it. I just don't want to violate the ToS or lose my account/data.

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Walter
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Hi there @mackid1993, thanks for joining our Community and happy Monday!

 

You shouldn't have a problem with storing your files to Dropbox as long as they're aligned with our Terms of Service as outlined here

 

For more information on copyrighted material, you can have a look here.

 

I hope this helps a tad!


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mackid1993
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@Walter Can you give a more direct clarification. If I am storing these materials for my personal backup and obviously not sharing anything I don't own the rights to is that allowed? Can you directly clarify this for me. As a paying customer I expect that this should be something that can be explicitly answered.

Hannah
Dropbox Staff

Hey @mackid1993, sorry to jump in here.

 

Our ToS, and specifically our "Acceptable Use Policy" states that you must not:

 

"violate the law in any way, including storing, publishing or sharing material that’s fraudulent, defamatory, or misleading, or that violates the intellectual property rights of others"

 

I hope this clarifies things, but you can read more info here.


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