Cloud-based services such as Google Drive, Dropbox and Microsoft’s OneDrive make it easy to share stored content with internet users all over the world. But this convenience presents opportunities for copyright infringement, whether intentional or unintentional, and who is liable?
The phenomenon of cloud computing has taken off in recent years, as accessing stored files across multiple devices becomes a business necessity, as well as a personal luxury.
Many cloud subscribers now use these services as their personal hard drives, and the potential for infringers is correspondingly growing. But just what constitutes an infringement in the cloud, who owns the content and who is accountable? These are just some of the interesting questions to consider.
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