Blockchain platform Ontology announced a partnership with the social creator platform OGQ to use the ontology blockchain to ensure copyright protection for content created through the platform.
With OGQ, users can upload and sell unique digital content, including emojis, memes, fonts, music, and videos.
The association is uploading 250 million instances of digital content to the ontology blockchain.
Ontology works with authors of social content related to copyright.
Since its launch in 2011 OGQ has attracted 14 million developers who have uploaded 54 million digital content to the platform. Digital assets loaded into the blockchain can also be purchased in exchange for tokens using Ontology’s OEP-4 token standard.
“One of the biggest challenges for digital content creators is the ability to retain copyright in their work.”said Andy Ji, co-founder of Ontology.
“Our partnership will host 250 million pieces of OGQ’s digital content on Ontology’s public network to ensure that copyrights are fully protected and users are legally recognized,” he added.
Blockchain-based copyright precedent
Ji told Cointelegraph that in more than 200 cases, copyrights have been recognized on data uploaded using Distributed Record Book (DLT) technology.
“There are already many such cases in China, including large internet companies like Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent,” he said. “Initial estimates suggest that blockchain should support more than 200 copyright evidence cases.”
OGQ’s blockchain business developer, Jess Eun gave Cointelegraph an overview of how the copyright platform monitors violations.
First, content is checked for copyright infringement in advance or using duplicates to determine that the content uploaded by each user is unique.
Eun claims that “a third party who is publicly respectable or supported by the government” participates in the process, and added that “OGQ ‘s copyright protection system, both by Ontology as a third party technical partner and by the Korean government through the Korean Copyright Council under the [Identificador de contenido universal (UCI)] Project “.
Subsequently OGQ plans to engage national partners to continuously monitor copyright infringementAt the same time, global coverage is provided via the Google Vision API and the Tineye API.
Alibaba patents the DLT copyright system for music
Companies working with DLT appear to be taking steps to develop copyright solutions. Alibaba received a patent for “Blockchain-based techniques for analyzing musical originality” in the United States on April 21.
The system includes a node network that includes a blockchain-based music library that is integrated into a “validator node”.Here the originality of the music is examined on the basis of various musical criteria, including melodic composition, tempo, lyrics and drums. Alibaba filed the patent in May 2019.