Tags: Copyright

Blockchain growth to rise to $2.3B by 2021?

Another fat, and expensive (US$650) report predicts massive growth for blockchain technologies. This time it forecasts the ‘overall’ size of blockchain expenditure four years out. The Report has a snappy title: “Blockchain Market by Provider, Application (Payments, Exchanges, Smart Contracts, Documentation, Digital Identity, Clearing and Settlement), Organization Size, Vertical, and Region – Global Forecast to…

Music societies turn to blockchain

Three of the leading music societies in the world are investigating the implications of blockchain on music rights. The societies are looking to improve copyright and the tracking of music usage by third-parties. This will deliver a more accurate record of what is used/played in real-time. It will also be used to track when music…

Digital takedown becomes part of cybersecurity

Security vendor RiskIQ has acquired Maccabim, adding brand threat and digital takedown to its security portfolio. This is an interesting move. Digital takedown of copyrighted material can be complicated. The move sees Jonathon Matkowsky, the founder of Maccabim appointed as vice president of intellectual property and brand security. In a statement Matkowsky said: “The enormity…

Are you legally open source compliant?

The Linux Foundation has released a new course for developers looking at licensing compliance. The course is called Open Source Compliance Basics for Developers (LFC191), is free and is self-paced. Importantly this is not just a course for developers and is something that IT managers, project managers and even legal teams should consider taking. The…

Can Rimini Street bounce back?

*****UPDATED with additional Rimini Street statement***** It was a court case 5 years in the making as Oracle finally won $50m in damages from Rimini Street and Seth Ravin. Oracle went after Rimini Street for distributing copyrighted materials in an act that Oracle originally termed a “Massive Threat.” The initial demand from Oracle was for…