By Professor Tonya M. Evans
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Copyright Rebooted? Blockchain tech poised to disrupt Copyright law by Tonya M. Evans (Darts-IP.com)
Contrary to the national copyright law regime, public blockchains are borderless and censorship resistant. So, for example, someone in the United States could complete a transaction with someone in Switzerland without any centralized private or public intermediary. Given the ability of creators to deal directly with content consumers and licensees in this way, the power and promise of leveraging copyrighted works via blockchains becomes immediately apparent. More […]