I asked Ubuntu One about the MegaUpload situation and the Ubuntu One cyberlocker. Is it possible, etc. Their response is attached below. I don't know how many people use Ubuntu One for file sharing via the sharing capabilities. I know I share our family photo's and home videos with my family and share the URL with them for easy distribution.
I agree that Ubuntu One does not market itself as a file sharing service. It has a legal music store, etc. I don't believe it would be targeted. Regarding Deja Dup, I use it. Of course it gets backed up to my removable drive as well as my Ubuntu One Cloud.
I feel secure in the way Ubuntu One is marketed that they would not be a target of any government action. Also, Ubuntu One states that will take down after notification copyrighted material. This is part of Megaupload's issue. They did not remove files, just links.
- Their response:
"Ubuntu One is not necessarily a file sharing service. We sync your
files between your devices. If you wish to share a photo, you own,
with a friend their is nothing wrong with that. I imagine this is
similar to sending email with attachments, We have strict policy about
sharing copyrighted material. It is not allowed and will be taken down
as soon as we are notified of such an incidence.
I would definitely backup all data on your computer, and data on
Ubuntu One, Ubuntu One is a file sync service not a backup disaster
recovery service. changes made locally are synced to all devices and
cloud storage. This can be unexpected for someone expecting a static
backup of that file they just deleted. We are working on versioning
and un-delete and hope to have it available this year.
One good back up solution is Deja Dup in 11.10 it allows yo to upload
to your Ubuntu One cloud space and create statin backups."