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wigllysz's avatar
wigllysz
New Contributor II
4 years ago

Streaming Video Data To the Public

I'm wondering if it's agaisnt the AUP to stream video data to the public. I'm not talking about streaming videos completely, but bits and pieces of a video, in a P2P fashion, kind of like how BitTorrent works where you download bits of a file from multiple people, but you're doing the same for a video stream. More specifically, hosting a Theta Network Edge Node.

The Edge Node allows you to relay video streams over the Theta Network and earn TFUEL, providing support to THETA.tv and other upcoming video platforms using the Theta Network. With the latest update, you can now also broadcast your own video streams and have them distributed over the Theta Edge Network! This allows you to stream entirely peer-to-peer without any centralized CDN involved.

To me, this seems like you are running a caching server of sorts which would be accept the Acceptable Use Policy.

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  • Bruce's avatar
    Bruce
    Honored Contributor III

    I think Cox only has a problem with copyright protection and subscribers profiting for commercial purposes.  I remember Nintendo had a beef with YouTube users uploading video with their protected images.

    Any help here...

    www.cox.com/.../acceptable-use-policy.html

    • wigllysz's avatar
      wigllysz
      New Contributor II

      Their acceptable use policy prohibits hosting servers or server like services. Hosting a decentralized caching server surely is a violation of this policy? 

      • wigllysz's avatar
        wigllysz
        New Contributor II

         You may not resell the Service or otherwise make the Service available for use to persons outside your dwelling (for example, through an open wireless home network). You agree not to use the Service for operation as a de facto Internet service provider, or for any other business enterprise (whether for profit or non-profit), including, without limitation, IP address translation or similar facilities intended to provide additional access.

        Providing caching services in return for TFuel Payment (the networks payment currency) must fall under this?