It's Legal to Backup Imported Music to the Cloud (OneDrive) right?

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  1. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Most of my music is from iTunes, but I have some albums (orchestra) that aren't available on iTunes that I bought from Amazon like 10 years ago. I want to back up these songs incase of a fire or my home is robbed and I can't re-download from iTunes.

    There is nothing illegal about backing up purchased CD music to the cloud is there? I was probably going to back it up as an encrypted disk image, I won't have any sync issues with an that will I?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    This question reminds me of one of the basic techniques for courtroom lawyers. Never ask a question of a witness for which you do not know already know the answer.

    Just do it.
     
  3. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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  4. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    If you really want to be safe, then you can encrypt the files into an encrypted container and then upload that to the cloud. Since no one will know what's in there, or even get to it without your passcode, it will not raise any red flags.
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    You can upload it, but you cannot share it.

    That is the basic policy that I know Dropbox abides to. They will shut off the sharing on most songs automatically (as per the DCMA notices they get), but they'll let you keep them in there.
     
  6. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks. I just have them in a disk image in a backup folder with other archived things. I should be fine.
     
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