How Blockchain Technology is Changing the Game of Proof-of-Creation

June 7, 2022

Proof of creation shows that content was created by the creator and not copied from another source; it shows that a piece of work was created at a specific time, which is generally protected under copyright protection. It is important to note that this does not replace the original copyright because it only works to prove who created the content and when they did it.

There are two types of proofs of creation; The first type involves a timestamp or a unique code generated when the user creates the content. The second type consists of an audit process where two or more people review and confirm that the content was created by the person who claims it as their own.

Proof of creation can be used for a work of art, a written work, or intellectual property.

Proof of Creation and Blockchain

The blockchain is a decentralized and distributed ledger that records transactions. It uses a peer-to-peer network to validate transactions and create new blocks. Blockchain technology is changing the game of proof-of-creation by providing an immutable, transparent, and secure way to prove ownership of any digital file. This type of Proof of Creation is a new digital property that has been registered on the blockchain and is generated by the user. Blockchain makes the proof of creation possible. It creates immutable records, which cannot be tampered with or altered by anyone, not even the person who created them in the first place.

Digital content creators are often faced with problems such as copyright infringement or plagiarism which can lead to loss of revenue and reputation as well as wasted time and effort spent on these issues. With blockchain-based PoC (Proof of Creation), creators can protect their copyright and reduce the risk of losing revenue due to copyright infringement or plagiarism. Makers of digital content usually spend considerable investment in order to develop their content, oftentimes relying on a variety of means such as video production, music composition, and image editing. A blockchain is a perfect tool for proving ownership and authorship because there is no way for someone else to change the record without leaving a trace behind - something that would be impossible with an ordinary database.

The Different Types of Proof of Creation

As we mentioned before, there are two main types of proof of creation. The first is managed entirely by the individual creating the proof, and other people verify the second.  You don't need your work to be verified by third parties in order to claim copyright. For this purpose, simply having proof that's public and verifiable is enough. 

However, in some cases, especially when considering work that is extremely valuable (like Intellectual property), using an extra verification can prove extremely beneficial in the case of a dispute. We can achieve this by using distributed consensus mechanisms that are often used in blockchain technology. For example, users from all over the world can verify whether your proof is accurate and get rewarded with cryptocurrency for that work in a completely autonomous way. 

Zinnia and Proof of Creation

Zinnia is the first blockchain network to include native Proof of Creation tools. This solution will be made available in the Zinnia application suite so that everyone can use it. Zinnia's goal is to create easy-to-use, decentralized applications that help everyone to obtain digital sovereignty, and this solution is one way to do that. This solution will contain simple proof of creation tools. If you're interested in a more comprehensive tool for managing more valuable or complex proofs, we recommend reaching out to our industry partner, Lifehash.