Copyright and the blockchain

  I recently saw a Twitter thread discussing copyright and the blockchain, and remembered that I had started writing a blog post about it and never finished, so this current post will try to remedy that. While I have written extensively about the blockchain in the past, copyright itself has not really been of much interest in the research community, perhaps because the use cases has not been very prevalent in the media. If we define the blockchain as an immutable decentralised database, then it could be easy to see some potential uses of the technology for copyright, and in particular for the creative industries as a whole. Blockchain technology has been suggested for management of copyright works through registration, enforcement, and licensing, and also as a business model through micropayments and tracking use. I will go through these without mentioning too much specific existing implementations and projects. However, the actual application may depend on the exact…

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