US Export Controls And Cloud Computing

Law360, New York (September 10, 2010, 5:35 PM EDT) -- Many companies are only beginning to grapple with the U.S. export control implications of “cloud computing,” a method of using the Internet to access third-party information technology resources for using and developing software applications and for obtaining storage, processing and bandwidth resources.

Cloud computing providers (“providers”) offer various services, including webmail, back-up storage capacity, and tools for software development, and may offer a broad array of such services or specialized services in areas such as customer relationship management or financial transactions, among others.

Cloud computing users...
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