AFIX is a queryable collection of information indexed onto the immutable Novusphere blockchain. From the blockchain, a database can be constructed allowing for peers to easily share any form of data with one another. Through the use of extra information or meta data it is easy for a user to find content shared by other users of the network. Due to it's flexibility, we see AFIX being used in the future in a variety of ways such as video sharing, building a library of books or even immutable blogging as AFIX enables developers to build easily on top of it.
The legality of AFIX is heavily interweaved into the legality of IPFS which is built upon the principle of sharding. Given how sharding works, no user except for a user holding an entire file that breaks the law can be held responsible for its content. In IPFS node operators do not have prior knowledge of what it is they are about to transmit and serve.
While not required, we do reccomend public gateway operators to use our optional blacklist of IPFS hashes that we use for our own publicly operated gateway. If a file is deemed illegal either by authorities or a copyright holder requests we revoke a file, then we will add its file hash to the blacklist which will prevent our gateway from serving said file. This however does not prevent users from accessing blacklisted content from their own local gateway or non-conforming public gateways at their own legal discretion.
If you run a public gateway, it is up to you to ensure content you serve is legally compliant.