I’m new to Solid and consider building an simple log-book app for flights with my RC aircrafts. During that process I stumbled into the following issue:
Given all the problems Youtube, Facebook and others have with copyrighted material and/or illegal content stored on their servers, how would a POD service provider handle that?
As I understand the current (or coming) laws in Europe then the company hosting illegal content is (or may become) responsible for it. For Big Tech companies it is somewhat manageable since they both own the application and the content - but how will it be for a POD host?
A company hosting PODs does not know how the data is used - although I do expect them to be able to screen the content.
But while Youtube “only” needs to screen videos, a POD host needs to be able screen ANY kind of content - zip files, images, office documents - the lot. And third party applications using the POD may even do client side encryption before storing the data.
So who would be interested in hosting PODs when they have no way to regulate how the data is used?
But, thinking about it, it is probably the same as hosting for instance Dropbox. How do they solve that problem?