The ease of accessibility to digital content has soared in the previous two decades. The ease with which content can be pirated has increased as internet bandwidths have increased. Since the Internet’s birth in the early 1990s, this has been a problem that has afflicted all forms of digital media, from songs to books and movies. The ease with which media can be copied from one device to another is the reason for the rise in piracy. That’s why using blockchain to combat piracy is so appealing.
While blockchain is uncertain about eliminating piracy on its own completely, it might be used as part of a more effective anti-piracy campaign. Part of this is that there are numerous possible causes for piracy, and researchers have yet to come up with a convincing answer. Piracy can be fueled by various factors, including cultural norms, lack of access, unaffordability, and even a general perception of media content as having no inherent worth.
In theory, if the Internet were constructed on blockchain technology, pirates would be unable to share and profit from the media content illegally or, at the very least, would find it exceedingly difficult. The rationale for this is that using distributed ledger technology, a blockchain Internet would allow for tracking of illegal activities (DLT). Individuals would not be able to conceal their piracy activities in the same way that they can present. A blockchain Internet, on the other hand, is still speculative.
Cinedapt is a platform that uses blockchain technology to combat piracy like DNA forensics has been used to solve crimes. Currently, content surveillance is one method by which blockchain can assist in preventing piracy. Cinedapt is a patented, groundbreaking new kind of entertainment technology that provides viewers with a tailored experience, creators with increased creative flexibility, and investors with anti-piracy tracking, says Michael Kureth.
Cinedapt aims to provide a service that gives off a personalized version of a film for each individual or group of individuals watching it. This is achieved by combining the immutable public ledger of blockchain with the user identification and unique rendered film information for each film. Machine learning combines dynamic material and effective scene variants to provide viewers with the most memorable and powerful cinematic experience possible.
The digital watermarking technique, similar to bounty hunting, can also be aided by blockchain. This technology allows a monetary reward, such as BTC tokens, to be embedded in media files. In very basic terms, a blockchain is a tamper-resistant ledger that any single group of people cannot manipulate. The network of users called miners helps protect the web and make administrative decisions about the future of the blockchain. For the first time since the advent of the Internet, this has enabled us to make digital assets that cannot be counterfeited.
For example, every Bitcoin created since its inception is unique with its history of transactions that cannot be altered. This has a lot of implications for banking and finance, but its influence is sure to extend far beyond industries like logistics and food safety, among others. Many more projects are investigating anti-piracy and blockchain technology. Is it likely that they will eliminate the practice? No, however, they might be able to help cut down on the money lost as a result.