‘Father of the internet’ worries that data storage methods could hinder future generations, but believes encryption may hold key to preserving information
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Cerf admitted that current options for digital preservation are scarce. But he did argue in favour of increased intellectual property regarding cloud-based tools. “We need a preservation use associated with copyright,” he explained, “so that digital content will survive long periods of time.”
His remarks come amid increased spending on IT cloud infrastructure. Thirty-three per cent of all spending on IT infrastructure this year will support cloud resources; that number is expected to hit 45% by 2019.
Businesses are onboard with spending more to protect their intellectual property. But Cerf said it is not one group’s onus to protect the internet. “I see the internet as a shared environment where we all have a role to play in keeping it safe,” he explained. To that end, he added that each provider must offer strong architecture at every level of the internet.