Market-Comparison

 

Pro
Con
Peer to Peer
No single Point of failure
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Not anonymous = high risks, slow, speed and availability limited by upload and users
+ Client-Server
Privacy, Highspeed, Availability
Single point of failure, subscriptions, malware
= Hybrid (P2P+CS)
Privacy, Highspeed, Availability, legal, anonymous, no malware, single points of failures dynamically replaced

 

File-Sharing Feature Comparison as of 9/2017

Bittorrent
Classic Client-Hoster
Central Hoster
Pure P2P
IPFS, Filecoin,
StorJ, Maidsafe
Mega
Upload
Bitcache/
MegaNET
UltraUpload.io
Typical Website
Piratebay
Movie2k.to
Megaupload, Dropbox, google-Drive
k.im
Any Portal
Website with UU-Account
Uploader-Privacy
No, IP visible for 3rd-Party and service
No, visible to Hoster
No, visible to Hoster
No, visible for 3rd-Party and service
IP + content visible to Hoster?
Only IP visible to Hoster, who does not know file content
Upload/DL/Stream-Speed
Middle
Fast
Fast
Very slow
Very fast
Ultra fast
Revenues for Uploader/Portals
No
Internally Hoster to Portal
No
No
Yes , Bitcoin
Yes, all online Payments
Steal Uploader Revenues?
No
Yes, reupload content
No, first uploader participates for lifetime
User Anonymity
No, IP visible for 3rd-Party and service
IP + filename visible to Hoster
IP, Account, filename visible to Hoster
No, IP visible for 3rd -Party and service
IP + Pay-ID visible to service
IP only visible to Hoster (if w/o proxy)
Hoster Privacy (Target for Takedown-Notice)
No
No
No
No
?
Yes, no files, only hidden chunks
Resell-Links
No
No
Value
No
No
All user can
Double Content Protection
No
No
No
Yes
?
Yes
Privacy against provider
No
No
No
Yes, P2P traffic visible
?
Yes, crypted chunk-DL

We decided to go different ways during the design of our networks:

  • UU does not bundle metatext/Descriptions, pictures to the content. In order to deactivate fakes faster and more secure, we allow user comments for each content. The community can add as much meta information (crosslinks/ bundlings) as necessary to any given hash-id/unique file.
  • Download and reupload of content under different id and different beneficiary of payment is not possible in UU. Lifetime guarantee for uploader, first come, first serve.
  • In UU not the uploader sets the price, its the publisher (website owner), where a link is published. However the uploader will participate on any download.
  • Reassigning content-payment target to copyright holder/claimer/take down abuser/copyright trolls is unfortunately not possible for technical reasons. There is no human interaction in the whole process, no single point of human legal decision for different legislatives. Once a file is dumped in the deep deep space of IPFS-peer to peer cloud storage, its public for anyone to use. About Details of deleting or revoking files within the IPFS system see there.
  • More differences are likely as both systems are under development and can not yet be compared seriously.

Relevant articles:
www.torrentfreak.com/kim-dotcom-wants-k-im-to-trigger-a-copyright-revolution-170831
www.torrentfreak.com/megaupload-2-0-will-outsource-file-hosting-and-prevent-takedown-abuse-161025

 

File-Sharing Feature Comparison as of 9/2017

Speed
Fakes
Costs
Reselling
Range
Legal risks
Subscription based services, Netflix, Amazon:
Fast
No
Very high
No
Small
No
Unlimited services, Piratebay, movie2k.to, Megaupload
Fast
High
No
Unlimited
High
Unlimited services with integrated Payment, K.im, UltraUpload.io
Very fast
Low /No
Very low
Yes for UU
Unlimited
Low