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Regulating the Cloud: Policy for Computing Infrastructure

Christopher S. Yoo and Jean-Francois Blanchette (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029407
eISBN:
9780262331166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029407.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

Cloud computing has emerged as one of the most salient recent developments in information technology. Predictions about its future run the gamut, with some believing that it represents a fundamental ... More


Understanding Regulatory and Consumer Interest in the Cloud

Jonathan Cave, Neil Robinson, Svitlana Kobzar, and Helen Rebecca Schindler

in Regulating the Cloud: Policy for Computing Infrastructure

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029407
eISBN:
9780262331166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029407.003.0006
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

This Chapter presents two frameworks to help understand the range of concerns relative to consumer harm articulated at national and European level in the context of cloud computing. These concerns ... More


Cloud Strategy and Economics

Joe Weinman

in Regulating the Cloud: Policy for Computing Infrastructure

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029407
eISBN:
9780262331166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029407.003.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

Cloud computing is fascinating and disruptive as a technology and IT operations model, but this chapter covers the cloud in terms of its impact on business strategy and economics. Cloud computing can ... More


Reliability and the Internet Cloud

William Lehr

in Regulating the Cloud: Policy for Computing Infrastructure

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029407
eISBN:
9780262331166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029407.003.0003
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

The Internet is evolving from a best-effort, unregulated, data transport network overlaid on the legacy telephone network (or PSTN) into the global platform (the new PSTN) for a much more complex ... More


Cloud Technologies and Services

W Kuan Hon and Christopher Millard

in Cloud Computing Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199671670
eISBN:
9780191767463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671670.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

In this chapter we outline the main technical and commercial characteristics of cloud computing, including the central concept of ‘X as a Service’ and various other key elements. Common models for ... More


Digital Records and Archives in the Commercial Cloud

Luciana Duranti

in Regulating the Cloud: Policy for Computing Infrastructure

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029407
eISBN:
9780262331166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029407.003.0007
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

Commercial cloud computing is increasingly attractive to records creators and preservers, but raises several challenges that need to be resolved before a policy choice can be made. This chapter ... More


Software Copyright in the Cloud1

Lothar Determann and David Nimmer

in Regulating the Cloud: Policy for Computing Infrastructure

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029407
eISBN:
9780262331166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029407.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

Clouds are on the horizon for software copyrights. The open source movement has been active to turn copyright into “copyleft”. Courts around the world are reshaping the first sale doctrine. Software ... More


Cloud Computing

Nayan B. Ruparelia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262529099
eISBN:
9780262334129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529099.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

Most of the information available on cloud computing is either highly technical, with details that are irrelevant to non-technologists, or pure marketing hype, in which the cloud is simply used as a ... More


Cloud Computing, Standards, and the Law

Niamh Gleeson and Ian Walden

in Cloud Computing Law

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198716662
eISBN:
9780191918582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198716662.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter focuses on EU initiatives on cloud standards, particularly the work of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), the European Union Agency for Network and Information ... More


Cloud Technologies and Services

W Kuan Hon, Christopher Millard, and Jatinder Singh

in Cloud Computing Law

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198716662
eISBN:
9780191918582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198716662.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter defines what cloud computing is. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has set out a commonly used definition of cloud computing. Under this definition, a 'computing ... More


Control, Security, and Risk in the Cloud

W Kuan Hon and Christopher Millard

in Cloud Computing Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199671670
eISBN:
9780191767463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671670.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The focus of this chapter is on control, security and risk in the cloud, including a description of how the so-called ‘CIA Triad’ (Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability) works in cloud ... More


Who is Responsible for Personal Data in Clouds?

W Kuan Hon, Christopher Millard, and Ian Walden

in Cloud Computing Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199671670
eISBN:
9780191767463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671670.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Cloud computing technologies and service models are sufficiently complex that it is often the case that a provider of the whole or part of a multi-layered cloud service will not even know whether its ... More


Facilitating Competition in the Clouds

Ian Walden and Laíse Da Correggio Luciano

in Cloud Computing Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199671670
eISBN:
9780191767463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671670.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Competition law issues are emerging in relation to cloud computing, notwithstanding the relative immaturity of the sector. This chapter analyses the potential application to the cloud sector of EU ... More


The Rise of Cloud Computing: Minding Your Ps, Qs, and Ks

David Byrne, Carol Corrado, and Daniel Sichel

in Measuring and Accounting for Innovation in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226728179
eISBN:
9780226728209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226728209.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Cloud computing—computing done on an off-site network of resources accessed through the Internet—is revolutionizing how computing services are used. However, because cloud is so new and it largely is ... More


Consumer Protection in Cloud Environments

Alan Cunningham and Chris Reed

in Cloud Computing Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199671670
eISBN:
9780191767463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671670.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Cloud services are already widely used by individuals for their own private purposes and such arrangements are likely to be subject to consumer protection laws. This chapter deals with the ... More


Cloud Computing Law

Christopher Millard (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199671670
eISBN:
9780191767463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671670.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This book is about the legal implications of cloud computing. In essence, ‘the cloud’ is a way of delivering computing resources as a utility service via the internet. It is evolving very rapidly ... More


Public Sector Cloud Contracts

W Kuan Hon, Christopher Millard, and Ian Walden

in Cloud Computing Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199671670
eISBN:
9780191767463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671670.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Special arrangements for procuring cloud services are emerging in the public sector. Many governments and other public sector organisations are evaluating cloud computing services as part of a policy ... More


Ownership of Information in Clouds

Chris Reed and Alan Cunningham

in Cloud Computing Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199671670
eISBN:
9780191767463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671670.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

A potential obstacle to the development of the cloud market is uncertainty regarding ownership of information stored, created, processed and distributed in cloud environments. This chapter addresses ... More


How Do Restrictions on International Data Transfers Work in Clouds?

W Kuan Hon and Christopher Millard

in Cloud Computing Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199671670
eISBN:
9780191767463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671670.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter considers how restrictions on cross-border transfers of data work, or perhaps don't work, in cloud environments and how they might be improved. The concept of ‘transfer’ and the ... More


Negotiated Contracts for Cloud Services 1

W Kuan Hon, Christopher Millard, and Ian Walden

in Cloud Computing Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199671670
eISBN:
9780191767463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671670.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Although most cloud computing arrangements are based on standard, non-negotiable, Terms of Service, cloud procurement practices are becoming more sophisticated. The key drivers are users’ attempts to ... More


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