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Digital Single Market and Cloud Services: the legal implications of the Cloud on copyright laws and CSPs’ liability

Cloud Services are often used for communicating, distributing and reproducing digital content, since IP based devices are nowadays a common means for exploiting such content and the IP connection between client devices and servers is made simpler with the use of virtualized resources in Cloud. We noted in a previous post (see here) that some Member States are introducing new rules aimed at defining Cloud Services and the legal requirements for making Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) eligible for offering Cloud Services to Public Administrations. There are also issues related to Cloud Services and copyright laws, namely the rights of reproduction, distribution and communication to the public. This post highlights some conclusions of an interdisciplinary study, recently published in Italy, focused on the legal, regulatory, economic and technical implications of the Cloud (available here).

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