April 26, 2011
Cyberlockers are 3rd party file sharing services. Examples of cyberlockers are Dropbox, RapidShare, and Megaupload, which provide users with password-protected spaces online where files can be shared with and downloaded by business colleagues or friends.
Much more convenient than sending file attachments, cyberlockers are very useful for transferring documents or photos between two or more people. Perhaps you’re collaborating on a presentation, or are putting together an online photo album for your family. Simply drop the files in the cyberlocker window through your browser.
The concern by copyright holders is that cyberlockers can hold large files as well, such as movies or music. It is common practice for people to share .avi movies and .mp3 songs through a cyberlocker. They are more difficult to monitor, and are invisible to surveillance tools used by anti-piracy groups and copyright holders.
Learn more at PaidContent.org.