Let me know how much money you would need to start up such a service. Assuming such a site would be subject to the European copyrights, I have plenty of broadcast material, still covered by US copyrights, that I would be happy to make available at no charge.
D P Ingram <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
On 16 maj 2007, at 19.16, Karl Miller wrote:
Could there be scope for some form of Bittorrent server/service for
clearly out of copyright material. Maybe a small fee for membership
to cover bandwidth/hosting and then maybe a certain number of members
agree to host a certain amount of tracks. After the initial "jump"
factor when people want to grab the material, I suspect it would calm
down unless new members come in, thus reducing overall bandwidth. I
could perhaps assist with this in conjunction with my fall database
project but it would certainly crave some additional resource and
assistance as I've never been an administrator on a Bittorrent service.
But the differing "copyright" laws might need to be considered as well.
> Don Cox wrote:
> I wrote:
> *** what need would a person have to maintain their own
> collection or file, whether it be audio or anything else? assuming
> that we had a good navigation tool for the information stream and
> low cost access.
> Don replies:
> ***I have too many experiences of servers failing to want to rely
> on some company to store the music I want to listen to. And what
> happens when they decide to clear out all the recordings that
> "nobody" (ie you and I) listens to?
> I would agree and had't really thought about that aspect. So, I
> wonder, what are we doing by placing so much trust in google? It
> seems to me to be very dangerous.
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