Use of Web-based software, cloud storage stirs fears
Scripped.com and Screenwriting Pro say they have effective security in place. Scripped.com CEO Sunil Rajaraman said his site’s cloud server is backed up “religiously.” “We’ve never had a security issue in the two years we’ve been running,” he said. Screenwriting Pro founder Jesse Douma said that his app uses financial services-level security to protect its clients’ files. “Nothing is completely secure,” he adds. “If someone emails a script to a writing partner, that actually puts the file at greater risk than using an online system.” Celtx CEO Mark Kennedy believes that cloud storage is far better at providing secure backup and exchange than traditional methods. “You don’t have to worry about your hard drive crashing or your laptop getting stolen,” he said. Yet Kennedy understands and respects his customers’ reluctance to relinquish control over their media. “Our original concept was to have a pure Web-based approach, but people feel a sense of security working on a desktop and doing their own backup,” he said. — Robyn Weisman
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