This page presents a listing of articles on blockchain technology for publishers along with a directory of blockchain applications.
Publishers see in blockchain technology a potential for tools that will;
- Improve discovery where the source of creative content is linked to each specified files.
- Provide proof ownership for digital content. Blockchain technology can be used to track the different owners of information/media over the time.
- Allow for the monetarization of assets.
- Execute smart contracts that trigger automatically based on specified criteria. Smart contracts allow for the exchange of media in a transparent manner without the involvement of middlemen.
Alli – October 2018 – Blockchain for Books
Alliance of Independent Authors released a white paper that “outlines the ways in which blockchain could, through direct tracking of authors’ intellectual property and monetary rights, and decentralized commerce, create a new ecosystem which places authors at the head of the payment chain for the first time in publishing history.”
IPR – June 2018 – Our rights process is broken, can blockchain fix it?
Presents a case for creating a global rights database using blockchain technology for publishers.
Forbes – May 2018 – Blockchain In Publishing: Innovation Or Disruption?
Publishers Weekly – December 2017 – A (Block)Chain Reaction for Publishing
This article presents an overview of the benefits and drawbacks of utilizing blockchains in the book publishing industry.
Publishing Perspectives – October 2017 – Blockchain and Potential Implications for International Book Publishing
“The technology that powers Bitcoin has the potential to transform many other industries. Learning how to buy bitcoin is becoming commonplace online but the technology is being increasingly investigated in other fields outside of cryptocurrencies. In publishing, it could impact sales, rights, contracts, and more.”
IPR – October 2017 – What is Blockchain and will it impact the publishing community?
This article presents an overview of blockchain technology and its potential.
“IPR believes that blockchain has the potential to revolutionise the way IP is traded. IPR license has been thinking about some of the potential applications of blockchain technology within the rights community.” This includes serving as a definitive source of author rights and enabling smart contracts that programmatically execute specific terms of the agreement when specific terms are fulfilled.
PC Magazine – August 2017 – Blockchain: The Invisible Technology That’s Changing the World
An overview of blockchain technology and its applications.
Blockchain Research Institute – Growing library of research papers on blockchain technology for members.
The decentralized protocol for content ownership, discovery and monetization in media. Po.et is building an open, universal ledger that records immutable and timestamped information about your creative content and uses our open protocols designed for interoperability with current industry standards in media and publishing. Po.et is an open, universal, and immutable ledger for managing the ownership and licensing of the world’s creative works.
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