On 14 Jun 2000, at 8:00, chuck f helling wrote:
> Without the ability to restrict the distribution methods and protocols
> of intellectual property that I created, what assurance could I give
> my fans that the version of my song posted at site X on the internet
> is of the same quality as that which I originally produced? None.
You do have a point, and the way FreeNet works now, you are mostly
correct. Digital signatures don't really help here, since I have no
idea that there is a better version of the same song out there. Right
now, I do not have an easy way to anonymously obtain or publish
information a) about the keys that are offered which interest me, b)
about the experiences other users have made with these keys.
Which is why we need _announcements_ AND _ratings_ attached to them,
as well as the already discussed nyms, searches and updates. A lot of
work to do, but indispensable if we want FreeNet to succeed. I'll
write more on my ideas how to implement these mechanisms later.
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