Dropbox responds to noise block infringing video in full color flyer




Dropbox makes personal files in folders of users not to see but to make to avoid. Sharing of content that copyright infringement is a comparison based on hashes Last weekend came here fuss about.

In a tweet Darrel Whitelaw gave last weekend to a Dropbox folder not to share because of a takedown request with Dropbox. Soon the ge-retweet tweet thousands of times, making Dropbox was forced to send a statement. Out “We sometimes get DMCA requests to remove links. Based on copyright concerns as we receive it, we act according to the law and make left undone,” let Dropbox know at TechCrunch. The service does this other for years.

Dropbox uses an automated system that prevents users from sharing identical infringing material via Dropbox left. “This works by comparing. Hashes of files, we do not look in your personal folder.” The comparison allows only a match with identical files, and if it is found that a file is shared on the blacklist, only the blocked link, not the file in the folder itself.

Dropbox uses the algorithms for hashing also to prevent identical files multiple times and added: when a user puts a file in his dropbox folder, which is identical to a file that is already uploaded, simply given access to that file to save. bandwidth and storage The file is encrypted and Dropbox manages keys, and can thus be looking at files, writes TechCrunch. Be security is provided to prevent employees from making abuse here.

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