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Japanese electronics giant Sony has developed a new blockchain-based digital rights management system that may see commercial rollout. According to a press release from the firm Monday, the system will help manage copyright-related information for digital content, citing educational content as a prime use case. The firm states that, with content rights management currently largely being …

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Soon after closing a $5.5 million funding round, music-focused blockchain startup Audius is revealing just how its network will operate when it launches in roughly a year. As previously reported, the firm is creating a decentralized platform aimed at providing artists the ability to take back control of their intellectual property’s distribution, while connecting more …

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Major financial and technological enterprises from China and the U.S. are leading the global drive to develop blockchain applications, according to a new report that ranks entities by patents filed. The research, released Friday by iPR Daily, a media outlet specializing in intellectual property, shows that Chinese internet giant Alibaba tops the list with a total of 90 …

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Chinese internet search giant Baidu has launched a proprietary token to incentivize users of its new blockchain-based photo validating and sharing service. The firm announced on Wednesday during a press conference in Beijing that the photo sharing platform – called Totem – is now live and features a dedicated token called Totem Point, according to …

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A court in China’s Hangzhou city has ruled that evidence authenticated with blockchain technology can be presented in legal disputes. Based on the official judgement provided by a law firm that represents the plaintiff, the Hangzhou Internet Court decided that the use of blockchain technology in evidence deposition can be legally viable on a case-by-case …

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Baidu, China’s internet search giant, has launched a blockchain-based stock photo service in bid to protect image intellectual property in China, as part of its wider push for blockchain technology adoption. The service, called Totem which went online Wednesday, touts a platform that uses blockchain to timestamp the submission of each original photograph from a …

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Several European Union agencies will collaborate to facilitate an EU developer event – what they’re calling a “blockathon” – in June in a bid to explore applications of the tech for intellectual property rights enforcement. The European Commission has partnered with the European Union Intellectual Property Office and its Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property …

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ZhongAn Technology, a subsidiary of Chinese online insurer ZhongAn, has filed a patent for a blockchain solution aimed to protect media companies’ intellectual property rights in the face of growing piracy and illicit file sharing. According to a filing published Tuesday by China’s State Intellectual Property Office, the system seeks to prevent unauthorized distribution of …

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Chinese telecoms giant and smartphone maker Huawei may be seeking to use blockchain tech to protect digital property rights. In its latest patent application, released by China’s State Intellectual Property Office on Tuesday, the Shenzhen-based technology firm details an invention that claims to add a verification feature to a peer-to-peer content distribution network powered by …

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Matt Savare and John Wintermute work at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, where they practice intellectual property, digital advertising, technology, blockchain and privacy law. Shailley Singh is the senior director for product and R&D at IAB Tech Lab. Despite the incredible amount of attention blockchain technology has garnered in the last year, very little has been reported on …

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