A publicly available server (by the virtue of it exposed 24/7) is a more secure location than a (granted, virus a malware ridden, but nevertheless) private box, usually behind the firewall provided by a router or cable modem?
You've gotta be kidding me.
I'm accepting bets on how long this system will stay up before being compromised, with extra bonus on the exact figure of a drop in a stock price of parties involved when the news hit the fan (and something tells me the echoes are going to be pretty loud).
Oh, and guess what? I'm not buying Assassin's Creed 2, despite eagerly looking forward to it (and having paid my hard earned money for the first one). I am not a thief, and will not tolerate being treated as such.
PS: Free idea: