…ng an automated licensing system without a centralized party, are part of our infrastructure goals. Regardless of whether the files are private or not, most of the value of such an open licensing system will come from being able to generate new value and not about restricting access. For now, public is easier and we are starting with that.
We envision a global, open, decentralized, machine-readable licensing system: owned by no-one in particular, but simultaneously owned by everyone. Its policies are set by the artists, upon which any app developers could build a service to incorporate the artist’s music in their applications.