iCopyright Granted US Patent on Peer-Policing System

Jul 19, 2012

iCopyright, a clearinghouse service and provider of licensing for digital content, announced the company has been granted a US patent on its instant copyright licensing and verification system. With this invention, it will allow users to instantly verify that someone using copyrighted material has the proper license to do so, while also enabling users to obtain their own license to use the work directly from the copied work.

The company believes with this system, it will make copyright more enforceable and also more valuable. Peer influence, the company stated, will have a greater impact on not using copyrighted material than simply locking content and this system will provide that.