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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ensuring Competition in the Clouds: The Role of Competition Law?

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Ian Walden, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law and Laise Da Correggio Luciano ask Ensuring Competition in the Clouds: The Role of Competition Law?

ABSTRACT: This article examines the potential applicability of competition law to the cloud computing sector, as well as assessing its suitability as a regulatory regime. It then considers alternative legal mechanisms, specifically measures to promote open standards and interoperability in the context of public procurement, as well as a data portability right as a demand-side measure. Despite being early days, the article argues that these latter mechanisms are likely to have a more significant impact on competition in the cloud computing sector than intervention using traditional competition measures.

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