This topic may have been discussed already and I just didn´t use the right key words. As far as I understand PUT requests cost Safecoin while GET requests don´t. Without intending to discuss the economics in general I wondered whether it would make sense to allow users charging GET requests individually to sell public content, much like GoUrl.io. I am unsure whether it´s possible to do that on systemic level, I´ll just asume it in the following examples.
I wrote a tutorial and want to share it for some “cents”. I upload it and set the GET request to 1 Safecoin. This encrypts the file with a certain key before cutting it into chunks. Whenever people want to access the file they are requested to send one safecoin to a specific address. When they did the file is encrypted. This of course allows others to put the encrypted file online. However, since it is only a small sum there is not much of an incentive to do that.
Example 2 (I presented the example elsewhere):
I produced an album for 2,000,000 safecoin excluding my individual work. Now I want to sell it for 3,000,000 safecoin. Since my investment was quite big I don´t want to share the work and be dependent on donations. I load the album onto SAFE and let the system encrypt it with 5000 multisigkeys while I set the GET request charge to 400 Safecoin. When the network reaches 5000 GET requests all files are encrypted and turn into public domain. Those who want to pay me afterwards will know what a fair price is (following my defined GET requirements), but can also get it elsewhere for free. Also, those who decide to pay for my work are likely to advertise my content via their social network before the goal is reached, since the money may get lost otherwise.