Friday, July 10, 2009

[spvqmeci] Public domain photo site

Create a photo uploading and sharing site for which the catch is, if you upload an image, you are releasing it into the public domain. You can upload as many images as you want, for free.

Actually, it need not be limited to images.

The service pays for itself in principle because images released to public domain are good for the public. To actually pay for it will require government support.

Launching from government support, the initial deployment may be a central store and distribution for government-produced images which are already public domain. Later it may be opened up for everybody to upload.

There will be an escalating war between abusers who try to upload, for example, steganographic encrypted data, turning a public image store into a private data store, but the terms of use of the site should be they may delete anything they want to as crap at any point.

Peer-to-peer can reduce the bandwidth costs.

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