Copyright is a search engine that only displays links to external data. All data accessible via these links are the responsibility of the IPFS users who have uploaded it. IPBC will never be able to delete this information in the event of copyright infringement by these users, since IPBC has no administrative access to the IPFS network. On behalf of the actual rights holder, IPBC can remove entries from the IPBC search engine. In this way, however, the data remains accessible via the hash value with every IPFS reader from the IPFS network if a user knows this hash value or the link is stored in another search engine.

Alternatively, IPBC may assign the entries to the correct copyright holder, at least within the IPBC search engine, if this one has an IPBC user account and thus make the content liable for access via the IPBC Reader. Thus, the legitimate owner can generate income from this point in time despite the original copyright infringement with his data within the IPBC Services.

IPBC never owns the content of any user. The copyright always remains with the copyright holder. For IPBC, copyright is a worldwide accepted right for the creator. IPBC supports copyright holders to directly generate revenue from their own content worldwide. IPBC removes intermediate earners from this revenue chain, who retain their own disproportionately high amounts of copyright income through the control and limitation of foreign copyrights.