China tells local cloud storage vaults to name suspected pirates • The Register

China’s has issued strong advice to local cloud storage operators that they need to stop hosting copyrighted material.

The National Copyright Administration has told local companies they must not just follow copyright laws, but implement technological and human-operated processes to identify and remove copyrighted works and also prevent material being uploaded.

The statement also calls for cloud storage operators to build systems that can detect odd-looking upload or download patterns and shut down user accounts when such activity is detected. It also calls for storage clouds to record comprehensive information about users and, if copyright infringement is suspected, pass those details to the relevant authorities.

Source: China tells local cloud storage vaults to name suspected pirates • The Register

Escape From the Data Center: The Promise of Peer-to-Peer Cloud Computing – IEEE Spectrum

What would happen if you took this trend in geographically distributing cloud infrastructure to its logical conclusion? You’d end up with clouds made up of millions of individual computers distributed across the globe and connected through the Internet.

Source: Escape From the Data Center: The Promise of Peer-to-Peer Cloud Computing – IEEE Spectrum