Microsoft intends to fight against leaks of works thanks to a system based on the blockchain. Called Argus, it will reward those who report pirate copies with Ethereum.
Microsoft relies on theto create a system that pays those who report pirated copies of leaked works. There are already bonus systems for reporting, but these systems lack transparency. Thanks to the blockchain, Argus operates in a distributed and open way.
A transparent system with an Ethereum premium
Each work thus protected will have a digital watermark, which differs for each copy distributed, for example for each cinema that receives a copy of a new film. When one of the copies is flagged as having been pirated, the source to which that copy was sent is marked as accused in the. She can then appeal and if the procedure fails, that source is marked as guilty and given a bounty. is sent to the person who reported it.
To reduce the cost of operation, Microsoft says it has managed to reduce the number of operations required for reporting, it is only 14 transactions rather than several thousand. For now, all this remains quite theoretical,having not yet tested Argus in a real situation, nor indicated how the digital watermark system would work, which must be resistant to any modification.