Only data that is owned by the user may be uploaded into the IPFS network. The user has to respect copyright laws as well as personal rights, and will be held legally responsible upon breach of these laws and/or rights.
IPBC reserves the right to delete links to data uploaded to the IPFS network if the files do not comply with these rules.
If by any chance the hash value of a private or limited file is shared outside of the desired audience, this file is viewable by these people as well. Should files need to be secured, the user must add a password before finishing the upload. With passwords, the data can only be viewed if both the password and the hash value are known. Passwords should be kept safe as it’s impossible to change them.
Free files can be easily viewed using the browser over at IPBC.io. For paid files, the user will be informed that the content they wish to access is available for a fee. Their consent will be asked in order for the integrated media miner to make use of their PC’s processing power while they are viewing the file. Once consent is given, their PC’s processing power generates IPBC’s cryptocoins. This consent is stored in a cookie and applies to all other paid files until the user deletes the cookie, at which point they will have to renew their approval.
Registered visitors receive a share of the generated cryptocoins if they have set a wallet address. A sharing of the fee between copyright holder and visitor takes place, which gives users a vested interest in viewing data, which in turn increases the revenue potential for content providers.