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Sony tries using blockchain tech for next-gen DRM

Kristen Bobst
Sony tries using blockchain tech for next-gen DRM

Sony announced today that it's jumping on the blockchain bandwagon for digital rights management (DRM), starting with written educational materials under the Sony Global Education arm of the business. This new blockchain system is built on Sony's pre-existing DRM tools, which keep track of the distribution of copyrighted materials, but will have advantages that come with blockchain's inherent security. It's not shocking that Sony would step foot into blockchain territory in an era when companies like Kodak launch their own cryptocurrency.