The right to have 6 months+ to grab my files before a hosting service shuts down
suggested by olia lialina2014-04-10
olia lialina: I suggest half a year as a minimum, not because I personally think it is the right amount of time. This number is not backed up by any case study or user tests either.
Half a year is what Yahoo "gave" to its users on the 23rd of April 2009 to take care about their files. Half a year is what the Archive Team got to mobilize people and bots to rescue the remains of the Welcome to my Home Page empire.
As a tribute to their deed, in memory of these events 5 years ago and with the intention to exercise at least some digital cultural memory among developers of cool stuff -- I suggest to set a 6 months (plus what ever amount of time) sunset period in every ToS users of online hosting services have to agree to when signing up.