This is what this whole topic is about :
This following you worked for should be yours, and not the property of a private company, or at least not the property of a VC funded company where dominating the market and making big money is definitely more fundamental than defending your rights as a creator. We all get fooled by a cool interface and growing community when we first arrive, and it's natural that we do, we look for an audience. We want to communicate, have our work being debated and debate in return and talk to people about their work etc. so we jump on possibilities when we see them.
But ultimately, having the entire pipeline owned by big companies showed us how wrong it was that things work like that, and even if it costs us, I feel we have to give credit when we see platforms starting on a POLITICAL basis, before even thinking of building a good service, because that's how we can ensure that the future is different, and also, more simply, because those structures have a very political impact on the world so it's just a normal thing to base their business model on that fact, instead of using the "oh it's destroying an entire ecosystem? Damn how could we reverse that now that we're stuck here" formula that so many streaming services (who are by the way nothing more than legal and more financially voracious versions of the pirate sites of the early 2000's) seem to have chosen.
PS : When I went back on the old topic I realised I DID read it already so I'm definitely good on my topic tracking adventure. Although what surprised me is the difference between then and now. There was a lot of stuff in their communication about blockchain, which seems to have been completely thrown out the window (communication wise, I don't know where they are technically), and I personnaly think that's great as this blockchain eldorado was kind of annoying me for multiple reasons stated in the original topic that I won't bring back here. Also the website seems a lot more advanced than when I went there first. Anyhow we'll see how it goes and if they can move past all the hurdles that are in front of them.