The issue came from “how to attract content makers so that people will want to use the network”
No “valuable” content that the masses want to view/read/etc then why will they come?
Yes torrent users might, yes might, convert.
So the problem WAS defined initially
@dirvine considered this issue and thought that extending the concept of paying APP devs and having a PtP would be major set forward in encouraging artists, etc to upload their media to SAFE. It also provided a way to cut out the middle man and set the stage that the artists can promote their wares directly to the public.
And as has been said they can sell (or ask for donations) for their art, and they can upload a heap of supporting material, like “the making of xyz”, unique images, behind the scenes vids, etc etc if they wish to and maybe then PtP will provide a more significant amount for their art. A simple uploader does not have access to this material and once its uploaded then the public generally prefers the real deal and since it doesn’t cost them any more why go to doggy brothers copied content for the real content?
I don’t know if anyone saw it this way, Resource supply to the system
- Farmers provide physical disk/cpu/bandwidth to the system
- APP devs provide programs to use on the network and methods to access the data (apart from simple disk style access)
- Content providers provide content that people want to see. Could be argued that it matters not if copied or original.
Farmers are recognised as providing the greatest contribution to build the network so they get 10x what the other resource suppliers get. Without APPs or content then there is little for the masses apart from their personal information, and this would mean a very small network since people can do that without SAFE and do it securely.
We need all 3 to have a well rounded system that is both functional and desirable to use by the masses. Thus it can be argued that by not paying the content providers) SAFE will not survive (no adoption by the masses), the farmers will earn very little.
Unless there is some absolutely Killer APP the masses are drawn by.