Will Cloud Storage Service end online piracy?

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Brussels, Jun 9: Will the Cloud bring an end to online piracy? Yes, indeed, A United States official said. It is expected that the new Cloud Storage service developed by various technology giants will help in preventing the online piracy than any other regulations.

Victoria Espinel, the coordinator of US intellectual property enforcement, said that the recently unveiled Apple's iCloud service and similar services from Google and Amazon will be more effective than laws or regulations to prevent the threat of online piracy.

"The US government doesn't need to pick winners and losers and the last thing we should think about doing is messing up the Internet with inappropriate regulation," Victoria Espinel told the World Copyright Summit in Brussels.

"In order for the Internet to be as productive and compelling as possible, we need to have active engagement from companies that interact with and benefit from Internet commerce," she added.

Victoria Espinel has the opinion that the cloud storage will be the secured way of storing contents as the service give users the ability to own forever and access almost anywhere, and cannot be obtained with illegal copies.

The iPad maker Apple announced its iCloud storage service at the the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 in San Francisco. Apple iCloud helps users store various contents like music, photos, apps, calendars and documents in the cloud and it wirelessly pushes them to all supported Apple devices.

Similarly, the search engine giant Google also announced its Cloud Music storage service called Music Beta. It lets users store music tracks to cloud and to stream to multiple devices.

Earlier, US-based multinational electronic commerce company Amazon started the cloud service with its Amazon Cloud Drive. This music service provides free 5 GB of Cloud Drive storage to upload their digital music library and this can be extended to 20 GB with the purchase of an MP3 album from Amazon. Users can upload their purchases to the cloud and download later to any device of their choice.

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