Cloud Computing: An Overview of the Technology and the Issues Facing American Innovators

July 25, 2012

In testimony to the Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet, Daniel Castro reviews the two important principles for cloud computing: creating “cloud-neutral” policies and addressing anti-competitive foreign practices that challenge the dominance of cloud computing service providers in the United States. He emphasized that strong U.S. leadership in cloud computing is necessary to combat unfair trade practices that other nations are using to block foreign competitors in the rapidly growing cloud computing industry.