Community Powered Library


In the currently existing online file sharing service field we see three main problems: non-competitive legal alternatives for illegal file sharing, insufficient data preservation for future generations and limited free to use file sharing. As a solution to these problems, we want to create Library (FFL) – legal and free to use digital file library that provides the service for a society where people can conveniently search, access and share useful content online with copyrights done right.

By creating FFL we want to enable the magnificent usefulness of community supported P2P networks and eliminate their shortcomings:
  • Enable Internet users to access useful free and paid content in an easy and legal way
  • Reward authors for their work
  • Enable community members to receive remuneration for doing useful work to store digital heritage for the sake of current and future Internet users
We will do that by implementing:
  • Scalable hybrid-decentralized community supported storage platform 
  • The correct and viable business model 
  • Blockchain as a distributed, transparent read-only database to enable fast and micropayments, store copyrights, useful work is done and reward distribution 

The Problem

No legal file library with specialized file search that offers both paid and free content No unified platform for content creators or aggregators to create personal public file catalogs No single file marketplace with effective payments, ensuring transparent remuneration system for authors and correct metadata

there is no universal, large and free storage platform
to organize, store, and preserve useful data with specialized file search and viable monetization options

Solution Library unites technology and people to form a semi decentralized data platform on an open and equal basis.

  • The platform is built on two decentralized bases: 
    • P2P file sharing network in a browser 
    • P2P payments system on the blockchain
  • It provides useful content gathered by community 
  • Clear and convenient legal control of content

Main content types on the platform

Use cases:

  • free stock photos paid stock photos
  • free/paid stock videos 
  • public domain books, educational materials 
  • videos, presentations, docs 
  • documentaries, creative commons, creator’s video channels
  • datasets, maps, music sheets, lyrics - freeware and opensource software, etc.
  • paid content

Legal and copyright control of the content

We believe there is a lot of content that is useful for common public and doesn’t infringe/abuse any copyrights. We will ask our users to gather and publish any content they believe is public and could benefit other people.

In the case of copyright claims, we will allow authors to decide what to do:

  • leave it as it is
  • set a price for views/downloads
  • block access and implement DMCA
  • like procedures.

P2P application and decentralization

Why, where and how P2P is used?
The main problem with classic client-server architecture: as the number of users increases, speed drops but the service costs increase. 
P2P technology is needed to ensure system growth, speed and cost-effectiveness - to implement massive file sharing for a large and fast-growing number of users while achieving these targets:

  • fast download speed
  • unlimited traffic
  • able support thousands of simultaneous users and traffic spikes
  • reduce service maintenance fees
  • independent file exchange

Why use blockchain and tokens?

The level of transparency and independence that blockchain provides.
All transactions, sales, and licenses are registered on a public ledger and turn immutable. We would like to create and use independently exchangeable digital currency instead of credits.
FFM tokens will allow users, doers, customers, and creators to become a part of the platform’s economy and value. Crypto token transactions will cost less than credit card payments, which in turn allows users to implement and execute micropayments.

More Info:

#FilesfmLibrary, #library, #storage, #crowdfunding, #blockchain.

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