Since launch, SporeStack has never required a single personal detail to launch a server. No credit card, name, email address, phone number, or date of birth. We only require non-reversable payment up front with Bitcoin.
While fraud, spam, or Denial Of Service has not been an issue for us (most spammers don't have high enough margins to afford servers that aren't part of botnets), we see the value in the fight against serial pirates, casual tor users, non-mainstream opinions, and convenience.
As of today you will need the latest SporeStack client, so run pip install sporestack --upgrade if you're out of date.
In the past, you could launch a server in this fashion:
sporestack spawn --days 28And could extend a server's lifetime like this:
sporestack topup --uuid (Your server's UUID) --days 28Now, spawn usage will be slightly different.
sporestack spawn --days 28 --full_name 'Satoshi Nakamoto' --ssn 524-01-0711 --phone 210-555-1337 --cc '4929 7089 0341 6566' --dob 1990-01-01 --photo_id ./drivers_license.jpgOnce payment has been processed your information will be validated, logged, and then your server will be launched.
While we've been traditionally a Bitcoin-only shop, the credit card requirement will help reduce fraud. You will be liable for any "damages" caused by your server. This greatly simplifies copyright violation reports.
Such an inquiry might look like:
Dear SporeStack, 127.0.0.1 has been caught seeding SAVING PRIVATE RYAN over Bit Torrent. Please pay a fine of $3,000 for the three complete seeds we logged. Thank you, Warner SistersUnfortunately, in the past we had no personal information to give such inquiries. Now, we can simply reply with your personal information. Due process would involve too much overhead. While some innocent users will be affected, we trust in the thoroughness and certainty of anti-piracy requests.
We appreciate your cooperation!