Blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Applications. Assigned to Eluvio, the first application discloses techniques for implementing aspects of a decentralized content fabric. Assigned to ANT, the second application discloses techniques for blockchain-based copyright protection.
20210112117, "Decentralized content fabric," assigned to Eluvio, Inc.
Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, devices, computer program products, and methods implementing aspects of a decentralized content fabric. In some implementations, one or more processors are configured to execute a software stack to define a fabric node of a plurality of fabric nodes of an overlay network situated in an application layer differentiated from an internet protocol layer. The defined fabric node is configured to: obtain a request for digital content from a client device; obtain, from one or more of the plurality of fabric nodes, a plurality of content object parts of a content object representing, in the overlay network, at least a portion of the digital content; generate consumable media using: raw data stored in the content object parts, metadata stored in the content object parts, and build instructions stored in the content object parts; and provide the consumable media to the client device. In some instances, the consumable media is further generated using a digital contract stored in a blockchain.
20210112058, "Blockchain-based copyright protection method and apparatus, and electronic device," assigned to Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for a blockchain-based right protection. One of the methods includes: sending, to a blockchain network, a request for verifying a right to access a digital product, the request comprising identity information associated with a target user; receiving, from the blockchain network, a response comprising a result of verifying the right to access the digital product based on the identity information associated with the target user; in response to the result being that the verifying the right to access the digital product is successful, determining identification information for tracing the target user; and embedding the identification information for tracing the target user in content associated with the digital product.