#BigTech / Ant Group unveils blockchain-based copyright protection network

Utilising the group’s AntChain network, the digital copyright platform enables content creators to authenticate and verify a variety of original works, from music scores to videos, images, and articles and essays.

When a creator uploads his or her work onto the platform, the platform will first verify whether the content is the only one that exists within its database. It will then generate a unique digital copyright certification containing basic information about the work, as well as a notary stamp. These tamper-proof certifications can also be submitted as evidence in copyright infringement and tort cases.

Ant Group says the platform cuts the typically tedious and costly process of registering a copyright to just one minute while saving up to 95% in related expenditure.