Sony Develops Blockchain Solution for Rights Management with Internal Partnerships

Japanese technology multinational Sony revealed it is working on a blockchain-powered extension of its digital rights management system Monday, Oct. 15.

Japanese technology multinational Sony revealed it is working on a blockchain-powered extension of its digital rights management system Monday, Oct. 15. The project is a joint endeavor with both Sony Music Entertainment Japan and Sony Global Education.

The as yet unnamed project — the commercialization of which is currently being “considered” — specifically targets “managing rights-related information of written works.”

The announcement comes around a year after Sony announced its original blockchain product for education data, when it partnered with fellow technology giant IBM.

The press release notes that this “new system” is built off of Sony and Sony Global education’s previously developed system for “authenticating, sharing, and rights management of educational data, and additionally features functionality for processing rights-related information.”

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