Law and Switching Costs

University of Chicago law professor Randy Picker hits on a significant issue in his blog entry on the legal aspects of switching costs.

As more an more of our data resides in the cloud, who controls it? And what are the legal mechanisms to either protect or pry open that that data? As Picker observes, sometimes the issue is seen as copyright, sometimes antitrust, and sometimes telecom regulation.

It’s these important questions falling between different legal domains that are often the hardest.