Updated: May 15
Protecting creative work had become a challenge in a digital world, where ideas and information are exchanged a near speed of light through the internet.
However thanks to the advancement of of blockchain technology; almost instant copyright protection is now a reality at the reach of all creatives around the globe.
Copyright (or author’s right) is a legal term used to describe the rights that creators have over their literary and artistic works. Works covered by copyright range from books, music, paintings, sculpture, and films, to computer programs, databases, advertisements, maps, and technical drawings.
Works commonly protected by copyright throughout the world include:
literary works such as novels, poems, plays, reference works, newspaper articles;
computer programs, databases;
films, musical compositions, and choreography;
artistic works such as paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculpture;
advertisements, maps, and technical drawings.
In the majority of countries, and according to the Berne Convention, copyright protection is obtained automatically without the need for registration or other formalities. However in case of dispute, an author must be able to prove that he or she was the first to come up with that particular work in order to enforce his or her right and to received the due compensation.
As early as the 18th century timestamped proof of authorship was achieved by using the postal service or the telegram.
In modern days bureaucracy has been a necessary evil, as the price associated with effective and legal support has sometime acted a s a barrier.
Blockchain Time Stamp
The advent of Blockchain technology enables authors to create an almost instantaneous and irrefutable proof of authorship.
A blockchain, originally block chain is a growing list of records, called blocks, that are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data.
By design, a blockchain is resistant to the modification of the data. It is "an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way. Thanks to this property, it it's quickly becoming the tool of choice for copyright protection time stamped certification.
An indispensable and affordable tool for all
At SIP Management, we set out with a goal in mind; a goal to provide affordable IP management tools and services to creative's communities around the world.
Through our platform, authors can easily protect their work and create their proof of authorship via the "IP Vault ".
A simple 3 steps process:
Upload you work on the IP Vault
Received your timestamped Blockchain Certificate
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