Microsoft Considers Ethereum In The Fight Against Piracy

Microsoft Research Asia, in collaboration with Alibaba Group and Carnegie Mellon University, has produced a paper describing “a comprehensive program of honest incentives for online piracy campaigns. It is based on a low-cost report on piracy through Ethereum’s public network (via CoinTelegraph).

The document details the objectives of the tripartite system of joint intellectual property protection. It also explains how the Argus system will stop traditional methods of abusive policies based on strikes based on wages rather than realistic targets. The following is part of the full document describing how Argus works.

“To our knowledge, [Argus] (1) is the first general anti-piracy system based on nothing else.

(2) Treats each participant fairly (especially welcoming and free from abuse and ultimately resolving predictable conflicts). And (3) its operation in a public big-picture chain is both efficient and cost-effective (e.g. Impressive chain capacity

82.6 data transactions per second per Machine, which is a negligible chain cost, equivalent to sending 14 ETH transfers per Ethereum Public Fee Report).

If you want a quick look at Argus, you can find a summary of the document on Microsoft’s website.

Otherwise, the overall definition is linked above for your reading pleasure. This is a very brief document and does not define a real incentive that forces community members to report piracy to each other.

However, there is a detailed explanation of why dependent systems fail in this regard.