Restricting content through LBRY’s fully decentralized nature
Not having a central controller makes a network extremely resistant to censorship. The most authoritarian regimes in the world have a woeful time trying to keep their subjects off the internet, and they ultimately fail because it’s a decentralized network. In fact, the internet was designed in part to allow networks to survive a nuclear attack.
Peer-to-peer networks are resilient because there is no head to cut off. LBRY Inc. does not control who uses the open-source LBRY protocol or even how it evolves over time. That means no one needs our permission to post their works, set their price, or reserve their LBRY name. And it means that even if your content is controversial, you don’t have to worry about some corporate service provider bowing to pressure and pulling it down.