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The good, the bad and the ugly terms of Cloud Computing

A survey of 31 Cloud computing contracts from 27 different providers has found that many include clauses that could have a significant impact, often negative, on the rights and interests of customers. The survey formed part of the Cloud Legal Project at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), within the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London.


Funded by a donation from Microsoft, but academically independent, the project is examining a wide range of legal and regulatory issues arising from Cloud computing... Read the full article about Cloud Computing Research on the Queen Mary Media Centre.


The paper ‘Contracts for Clouds: Comparison and Analysis of the Terms and Conditions of Cloud Computing Services’ by Simon Bradshaw, Professor Christopher Millard and Professor Ian Walden is available via the Cloud Legal Project website



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