I was just reading up on the content threads (Reward People For popular Content, and @ioptio Complimenting the Granularity of Digital Consumption etc). Throwing an idea out there that I did not see mentioned, starting with an example:
There is a creative commons content producer on the regular internet that I am a fan of. They produce content (videos/blog posts/lectures…) on a regular basis and I would love to see their content made available and kept up-to-date on the Safe Network. As a fan and regular consumer of this content I go ahead and copy what is currently available into the Safe Network which automatically gets assigned as “mine” and all content producing rewards go to me. Not ideal. What I really want is for the content producer to start using the Safe Network in the future and some way to pass over any rewards/ownership to them once they join the Safe Network.
Ideas: A formal/standard way for a person to declare “This is not produced by me I am just acting as a bridge, mirroring existing data produced by another.”. Any content producing safecoin rewards accumulate at a holding SafeCoin address waiting for the original owner to claim them (see below for more on this). A percentage of those rewards can be given to the content bridge builder(s) mirroring the data for making the effort.
Two obvious discussion points:
The system can be abused, who is to say the original owner is etc etc.
Yes, but this can and will happen anyway without any bridge/mirror system. Bad actors will upload data that is not theirs and not bother to claim they are just mirroring content. The aim of this mirror system is not to try to create some foolproof way of identifying original owners, it is simply a way for honest people to help encourage the content they want to see be included on the Safe Network, and more importantly encourage the producers of that content to start using the Safe Network quicker.
Who would decide the percentages of SafeCoin rewards to go to original producer and the content bridge builder. Who will release the rewards?
Obvious straighforward choice would be the content bridge builder that started mirroring content. Again like in point (1) If they are doing this at all it is because they genuinely want to get the original producer and the data they produce onto the Safe Network. The content bridge builder would also be the person that sends the private key for the SafeCoin holding account to the original content producer once they joined the Safe Network, handing over control of the mirrored data.
Such a system would benefit from a “many to one” setup in that it will be common for many people to be cooperating and competing to mirror the same content producers data onto the Safe Network (mirroring quicker, specialising, in better and different formats…).
A natural extension of this idea would be someone already produces content on the Safe Network but other people want to see it in another format or with some other modification or adaptation. The above setup could be used to encourage an ecosystem around some content producers popular content - allowing other people to modify and create something new as well as give credit (and SafeCoin!) automatically back to the original producer.
This kind of idea may or may not tie in well with the rumoured reputation system(s).
Food for thought. Apologies if this has already been proposed/discussed somewhere already - there really is a lot to read around here