A Solution to Digital Image Copyright Registration Based on Consortium Blockchain

  • Jing ZengEmail author
  • Chun Zuo
  • Fengjun Zhang
  • Chunxiao Li
  • Longshuai Zheng
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 875)


Reliable attribution statement records act as an effective way in which digital image copyright holders provide ownership evidence to defend their rights and interests. The centralized registration from the Copyright Office has shortcomings of high service cost, long processing time and susceptibility to tampering registration records. The decentralized solution based on public blockchain suffers the flaw that registration costs and service availability are susceptible to the prices of the relevant digital currencies as well as the transaction processing costs. In this paper, we propose an applying pattern of consortium blockchain, then put forward a decentralized architecture of digital image copyright registration based upon the applying pattern. Besides, based on the architecture and the registration logic design, a decentralized application prototype, which takes into account stable low service cost, instant registration processing and tamper-proof registration information for digital image copyright, is implemented.


Digital image copyright Blockchain Consortium blockchain Decentralized application 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61572479), the National Key R&D Plan of China (Grant No. 2016YFB1001403), the National Natural Science Foundation of China together with the National Research Foundation of Singapore (Grant No. 61661146002), the Science and Technology Program of Guangzhou (Grant No. 201802020015), Key deployment project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant No. KFZD-SW-316-3).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jing Zeng
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Chun Zuo
    • 1
  • Fengjun Zhang
    • 1
  • Chunxiao Li
    • 1
  • Longshuai Zheng
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Software Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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