Can blockchain work for the publishing sector?

A world-first blockchain prototype system for digital rights management and royalty distribution in the publishing sector has been developed by QUT researchers.

Blockchain technology – described as a decentralised and distributed database and the technology that underpins cryptocurrency – is now being used to create commercial opportunities for small publishers.

New research has allowed the team at Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Creative Industries Faculty to develop a world-first blockchain prototype system for digital rights management and royalty distribution.

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