The digital era supplied a massive amount of tools that allow Artists to share their creations worldwide instantaneously. In this simple yet powerful gesture, however, an important aspect went missing: the copyright belonging to any Artist towards their creations and Artworks. With the expansion of the amount of technologies that allow sharing and distribution of digital contents, apparently few thought of the very starting point of those Artworks, the very moment they were created and became Artworks.
Rights Chain is founded on the idea of supplying Artists with a simple tool that allows them to mark the date of birth of their own Artworks, in a verifiable way (even by a third party), that marks in a persistent way the date and Author of an Artwork. By using multiple digital signature technologies and a Blockchain mechanism, we developed the Rights Chain Platform.
by Sebastian Zdrojewski, 2019-11-11
If you are a Getty Images subscriber or photographer, you probably received an advisory where the licensing model turns from a Rights Managed (RM) model to a Royalty Free (RF) licensing mode. What's going on?
by Sebastian Zdrojewski, 2019-10-25
This week we start a column of articles to talk about the reasons why it is important to think about copyright. Our first example will be about works done on commission.