A request to be able to share audio (mp3, ogg etc) as well as images and video comes up fairly often. Linked to this folk were discussing setting up online radio streams last night and it could be a good way of sharing short-form content (jingles, shorter audio features etc).
[my background is in broadcast engineering and I’ve worked with a number of community and online radio stations over the years]
Is this feature currently not present due to an oversight/lack of dev resources (and other things being more important), tech security reasons or has it been deliberately left out to avoid a potential nightmare with copyright issues and in some cases the authorities “leaning” on instance admins to censor content on grounds of copyright infringement?
As 8MB would allow sharing of entire pop tracks (albeit in relatively poor quality) I can understand if this was a concern but if so its worth being transparent about it (in the same way we are open about why there is no full text search facility)