People in the House of Representatives seem to have some quiet days ahead as officials have prohibited the use of streaming music service Spotify during the job. Even though Spotify isn’t a peer-to-peer file discussing program just like the original Napster and similar offerings, it is being treated like if it were a burglar threat.
A representative for the Office of the Chief Administration Officer (CAO) told Politico that their IT policy usually prohibits the use of peer-to-peer systems while working on the secure network. The representative went on to say that although Spotify happens to be not authorized, the CAO has and will certainly still work with outside vendors to allow popular services that facilitate member conversation.
Spotify issued their very own statement on the matter, recommending that it is a unfortunate day when a few bureaucrats can block the nation’s leaders from experiencing free and secure access to over 20 million songs. A spokesperson for the company said music is a typical language that all political parties speak and really should be employed to bring the legislators together to allow them to solve serious issues dealing with the country.
The consultant further mentioned that they hope home of Representatives will see their error and unblock Spotify, but not before mentioning that both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney utilized the service as part of their voter outreach plan while campaigning for the top spot in the White House a year ago.
It’s really worth featuring the proven fact that even the RIAA disagrees using the house ban. Chairman and CEO Cary Sherman told the CAO in a recent notice that these types of providers are safe and secure. Assuring use of them, Sherman said, showcases an essential public policy goal of promoting legal and safe digital companies.