Service is based on blockchain technology. Deponent uploads records onto immutable ledger Waves, that is stored on hundreds of servers worldwide. Deponent saves the digital footprint (hash) of the uploaded file on blockchain. Whenever the file is changed — the whole hash changes as well. That makes proving that the one uploading the work first was in possession of that concrete document at the exact time possible and fast.
Unlike other similar services, Deponent uses a public blockchain to store hashes of works and is also ready to help authors prove their rights during trials: after uploading the file on blockchain the author gets a hash and a detailed instruction on how to use blockchain-record in a copyright dispute.
Sputnik DLT team plans to expand Deponent into a service for comprehensive protection of intellectual property: users will not only be able to issue proof of authorship, but also gather evidence of their rights violation and prepare all the necessary documents for disputes.
Blockchain integrator Sputnik DLT is a partner of Waves. Teams work closely in implementing solutions using Waves and Vostok blockchain platforms.
First published: https://medium.com/@sputnikdlt/deponent-io-to-help-copyright-protection-using-waves-blockchain-b00449d60dc5