Drafts & Concepts

The internet is shifting towards a network of decentralized peer-to-peer transactions. If we want our transactions on the emerging blockchain networks to be about content we need standardized ways to address content. Our transactions might be payments, attributions, reputation, certification, licenses or entirely new kinds of value transfer. All this will happen much faster and easier if we, as a community, can agree on how to identify content in a decentralized environment. This is the first draft of an open proposal to the wider content community for a common content identifier. We would like to share our ideas and spark a conversation with journalists, news agencies, content creators, publishers, distributors, libraries, musicians, scientists, developers, lawyers, rights organizations and all the other participants of the content ecosystem. Read on

Today, professional and commercial digital content licensing is a complex issue mostly dealt with by specialized lawyers. The idea behind smart licenses is to provide an easy-to-use license construction kit that even legal laypersons can handle. In our smart license generator any interested rights owner (licensor) can choose from a limited number of rights modules. Their combination, supplemented by some standard terms and conditions form the content of the smart license, i.e. the use rights, that the licensor wants to grant You (the licensee). Read on

Definitions of terms, human readable and legal definitions

  1. General Terms
  2. Rights Modules
  3. Additional rights modules (for further use scenarios)
  4. Restrictions
  5. Obligations

This document specifies data-structures, data-streams, and transaction-models that are used to publish and verify machine readable licenses and contracting rules on the Content Blockchain.

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