Sony will use blockchain technology in its latest attempt to fix DRM


Sony hasn’t always had the best track record when it comes to digital rights management, or DRM. (Look no further than its massive 2005 CD copy protection scandal.) But now, the company has announced that it’s working on a new DRM system for protecting digital content based on blockchain technology, via Engadget.

While details are still slim on how or when Sony will be implementing the blockchain-based DRM system, the project sounds ambitious. Sony says that the current system is “specialized for managing rights-related information of written works,” but it’s looking to explore other avenues to apply it to, including digital textbooks, music, movies, VR content, and ebooks.

Sony’s last adventurous foray into new DRM techniques led to illegally installing rootkit-like copy protection software on users’ computers that was almost impossible to remove. It resulted in security issues that could be exploited by actual harmful software, which led to recalls, class action lawsuits, and a general PR malaise for Sony.

Blockchain DRM from Sony. What could possibly go wrong?



Published on: 2018-10-16 17:32:39

Disclaimer: This article has been automatically fetched from Google RSS feed. All contents including media files belong to Original Source.

Discuss Further

 

 

Latest Posts

Genesis Mining attempts to take over HIVE Blockchain Board in reaction to Demand for Return of US$50 Million From Genesis and Resolution of Material Breaches of the Master Service Agreement – Benzinga
April 23, 2019
VeChain Releases ToolChain as Onboarding Ramp for Businesses to Use VeChainThor Blockchain – Bitcoin Exchange Guide
April 23, 2019
Scalability on the Blockchain — Is There a Problem? – U.Today
April 23, 2019
Infibeam Partners With Primechain On Blockchain-Based Invoicing For Global Trade Finance – pymnts.com
April 22, 2019
The blockchain revolution emerges on main street – SWI swissinfo.ch – swissinfo.ch
April 22, 2019

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.