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U.S. official: Digital music lockers could reduce online music piracy
By Rachel King | June 8, 2011, 11:06am PDT

U.S. official: Digital music lockers could reduce online music piracy | ZDNet

Could digital music lockers in the cloud from the likes of Apple, Amazon and Google could be just the way to curb online music pirating? Some U.S. government officials certainly think so.

As reported by Reuters, Victoria Espinel, the coordinator of U.S. intellectual property enforcement, said that innovation and working with corporate partners is going to be a more successful route to cutting down on the amount of digital music piracy rather than just strict law enforcement here and there.

“If it is possible to construct it so that it cannot be compromised, it may have the effect of reducing piracy by giving value to consumers — the ability to own forever and access almost anywhere — that cannot be obtained with illegal copies,” Espinel said.

“The flexibility of the cloud may help spur the development of compelling legal alternatives.”