to help copyright protection using Waves blockchain
Sputnik DLT launches blockchain service that enables proving author's rights and protects your work from piracy

Blockchain integrator Sputnik DLT has developed the Deponent service to help authors protect their rights. The solution works using Waves blockchain platform.
"Author of the creative work (software, literary works, design) is not obliged to register it for obtaining legal protection against third-party use — authorship rights arise straight after creating the work without any registration formalities. However, it is always better to create evidence of the primacy of authorship — it can be very helpful in possible disputes. Author can send himself a disk via post or pay a notary or save time and money and post the hash of his or her work on blockchain." — says the founder of Sputnik DLT Artem Tolkachev.
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.

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