Cloud Computing: An Overview of the Technology and the Issues Facing American Innovators, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, July 25, 2012 [open pdf - 3MB]
This is the July 25, 2012 hearing on "Cloud Computing: An Overview of the Technology and the Issues Facing American Innovators," held before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet. From the opening statement of Bob Goodlatte: "Today we are holding a hearing on cloud computing. Cloud computing represents a fundamental shift in the delivery of services, software, and data storage. The move toward cloud services helps lower the barriers to entry and democratizes access to technology for small- and medium-sized businesses. Companies no longer need to purchase or build server farms or have an IT [information technology] team to deal with security issues and hardware malfunctions. The cloud brings together reduced costs, device and location independence, reliability, scalability, security, and performance. But with new technology come new issues that deal with security, privacy, and market access. As more software becomes cloud or Internet-based, cybersecurity and privacy issues become intertwined." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Bob Goodlatte, Lamar Smith, Robert W. Holleyman, II, Justin Freeman, Daniel Chenok, Daniel Castro, Melvin L. Watt, and William Weber.
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