“If you build it strong enough, the law will follow”, as said by the pilot coder Daniel Nagy who has developed Swarm- ethereum’s redistributed storage-layer- narrated his experience over his utilisation of an early file-sharing network i.e Direct Connect which finally resulted in a 7 year legal struggle.

A peer-peer file downloading platform BitTorrent, direct connect is a technology that is now “perfectly and completely obsolete,” as described by the developer.

Charged with copyright violation for using the DC node. “I had bit of a legal fight over it an it won” Nagy commented.

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When the issue was under trial, Nagy stared his work on Swarm, where he focused on working towards system infrastructure and two key specific encryption which would help in preserving the privacy.

Daniel Nagy who is the founding member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, joined hands with Ethereum Foundation, where he consistently insisted on working towards a censorship-resistent for file saving as well as transferring.

Swarm, being the only of its kind, seeks to facilitate offloading of historical data as well as manage file system more efficiently. It basically works on the principle of private and public key encryption for privacy. This in turn makes the storage free from any threats of disclosure even if they is any leak and makes accessible for the consumer to access its entities present.

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With an intent to provide a localised infrastructure, Swarm is purposed to work in redundancy of data, creating an effect of “swarm” of information which is ciphered. Nagy commented that “it can actually inform decision making, even to the point of how law is interpreted by judges and enforcers”.


Source: Coindesk and Bitcoin Exchange Guide