Microsoft Online Storage: free space is fine, but what's the cost?

Microsoft has finally rolled out its online storage service in Australia, but it's definitely worth reading the fine print before you sign up.[...] A bigger concern is the fine print in the terms and conditions for the service. I can live with all the blather about potential costs, given that the same conditions apply to […]

Microsoft has finally rolled out its online storage service in Australia, but it's definitely worth reading the fine print before you sign up.

[...] A bigger concern is the fine print in the terms and conditions for the service. I can live with all the blather about potential costs, given that the same conditions apply to every Live service, and even Microsoft must realise that charging for stuff others offer for free is a quick path to no market share.

But there's some other conditions that, to be honest, suck. Here's one: "By posting or otherwise providing your submission, you are granting to the public free permission to use, copy, distribute, display, publish and modify your submission, each in connection with the service."

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Microsoft, Online Storage, SkyDrive