Microsoft’s Blockchain to Stop Piracy

Microsoft's Blockchain to Stop Piracy
Microsoft’s Blockchain to Stop Piracy

Microsoft’s Blockchain to Stop Piracy. Microsoft has recently published an article on the detailed activities of the blockchain-based Bounty system Argus where it has dubb as one of the most transparent security measures to stop software piracy.

In addition to harming copyright holders such as Microsoft and other technology giants, customers or users who download pirated software online also face serious security risks.

A report published by Musso last year warned users that any time they see an increase in traffic to websites that download pirated software, they could expose to deadly malware attacks.

If users’ information is stolen, software, movies, or other online content may cost more than they usually would.

Microsoft has been fighting online piracy for a long time. The company is also a part of the Software Alliance (BSA). The Alliance deals with copyright infringement in the online world and today’s world.

In the article published on Argus, Microsoft has published detailed information on the use of blockchain-based systems. It will make it easier and more transparent to apply to piracy.

Researchers at the institute also point out that the lack of transparency is the reason behind the ineffectiveness of the initiative to stop piracy. They said that anti-piracy is a primary method where a wide range of public information is collected.

Various industrial alliances and companies around the world are running multiple campaigns to stop piracy. But due to lack of transparency, these are being questioned by ordinary people. “We believe that the full transparency of the campaign is enough to really encourage people,” the researchers said.

On the other hand, Argus will allow users to file complaints against piracy by keeping their names anonymous. The system will detect the source of the pirated content using a secret coded watermark.

If the complaint and appeal against the pirated content reject, it will change the Weisser license to first accused and then liable. But it is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

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Source: TorrentFreak

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