Protect Original Content with Timescribe

A Problem to be Solved  

Proving ownership of online content has been notoriously hard, whether it be digital art, video content or photographs. It can be incredibly frustrating to go through the process of planning, producing and publishing content, only for it to be copied, proposed or tweaked and published without permission [1].  

BBC News reported that a t-shirt printing company was using graphic designs without giving credit to the designers [2]. This is possible because it’s difficult for artists to individually track their work across the internet once its published.  

To combat the issue of unclear ownership for digital content, automated copyright protection laws are in place for literary, musical or graphic art. This is denoated by the “©” symbol nearby or on digital art. For written content, writers can use Copyscape, Grammarly and other plagiarism checkers to see if their content has been repurposed [3]. However, the copyright symbol can be difficult to track back to the original creator does not present a specific date on which the work was created. Similarly, the solutions that are provided do not specifically often link an individual to the content.  

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The Timescribe Solution  

Timescribe is a quick way to prove that any document or type of media file was in your possession on a certain date and at a specific time. For content creators, Timescribe offers the opportunity to catalogue content from inception to publication, which is accepted legally.  

Users upload their files, either compressed in groups or individually, and Timescribe provides them with a unique certificate of their work, timestamped on the Ethereum blockchain.  

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Timescribe assigns a unique digital signature to each user that links them to the timestamp created by them – helping to prove ownership, as well as providing unforgeable electronic evidence of time and date for the file.  

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