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Ownership of Data on HDD

Started by raptor, 2006-12-14T23:47:55-06:00 (Thursday)

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Hmm here is one for anybody out there.  Now i suppose two part question.  1) where does the law stand.  2) personal opinion.

If someone gives you a computer and says they no longer want it and you can have anything on it.  Does this also entitle you to any personal data left on the hard drive. Pictures, songs (if legally donwloaded), documents, etc.  Now this is given you don't use this information for something such as identity theft.
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I think you have to chown the data first.
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