A subsidiary of Access Copyright in Canada receives federal funding to develop a blockchain ledger that connects creative work and the rights holder.
The Content Blockchain project, a collaborative effort among three companies, includes the development of the ISCC, an identifier of content in a decentralized ledger environment.
In Canada, Access Copyright is working on developing blockchain solutions for book publishing, including smart contracts and an attribution ledger.
‘It would make larger parts of the research cycle open to self-correction,’ says the Digital Science report’s author, but so might ‘a less drastic change.’
The technology that powers Bitcoin has the potential to transform many other industries. In publishing, it could impact sales, rights, contracts, and more.
A hot summer’s debate at The New York Times around ‘fake and illegitimate’ online book sales. Amazon asserts a remedy may take more industry cooperation.
A RightsTech event in New York on July 17 will explore how cryptocurrency and its underlying technology, blockchain, might benefit the book industry.
On April 9-10 in Frankfurt, the new RightsTech Europe conference will explore rights management and monetization in book publishing and media industries.
The Frankfurter Buchmesse announces a cooperation with the organizers of the RightsTech Summit to bring this rights-focused conference to Europe in April 2019.
StoryDrive Asia opens today (November 19) with a dual focus on copyright and technology issues, with a roster of international speakers.
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