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Lbry App Review

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At they claim: LBRY is the first digital marketplace to be controlled by the market's participants rather than a corporation or other 3rd-party. It is the most open, fair, and efficient marketplace for digital goods ever created, with an incentive design encouraging it to become the most complete. Many see this app as a decentralized replacement for youtube with the ability to monetize content through crypto, resistant to censorship and blocking. Lbry is NOT truly decentralized because it is owned by a corporation. The owners can be attacked, so, they enforce the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to the best of their ability as described at . This can be used to suppress information first published elsewhere. Started to sign up anyway and check it out. First, they insisted an email address, unlike Pocketnet. Okay, I gave them an anonymous one. Then, they wanted to confirm either by SMS (my phone number), a credit card or discord (l

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Comment by Mike Swatek
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I see this morning that the author has posted a partial retraction. "While initiating use of the program the first time I ran into a request for an email with no obvious way around it. After re-entering the program, it didn't bother me about an email. So, I may continue to give it a try, with blatant disregard for the DMCA. Too late edit the article, so this is my formal correction to that point."