Answered By: ic
Last Updated: Nov 02, 2021     Views: 6

Blockchain publishing technology can be used for rights management.

An individual's contributions to the development of publishing can be tracked and linked permanently using blockchain.

Benefits to using blockchain:

  • It automatically adds timestamps and person stamps to published materials, which can provide a basic level of security for publications.
  • It’s significantly more effective than traditional methods of marking books, such as by using watermarks.
  • It can also protect rights for both authors and businesses.
  • Authors are able to trace the ownership of their property back through the record of ownership with the help of smart contracts.
  • It’s immutable, meaning that records of transactions can't be manipulated or deleted.

An example of a blockchain publishing platform is ARTiFACTS, which provides a free dynamic citation and intelligent linking service that maintains the provenance of files as they evolve.

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