As God is my witness, I will never understand why companies think they own the data I store with them.
I used this analogy in an online article (which is no longer linkable on eLegalTechnology.org, bummer) called Occam’s Razor and the Cloud, and it has to do with those storage places. Yeah, the ones that dude is suing that show over.
In order for Instagram to think it owns what I put on it’s servers, then the local Climate Controlled Storage place would have to claim ownership my great Aunt Bertha’s hideous couch that I’ve put there for safekeeping until I can bequeath it to one of my children when they leave me for college.
“But wait”, you say. “That’s preposterous!”
*NPR = Not Patent Related