If you are one of the 81 million people who use WordPress to publish content, you’ll soon be able to automatically timestamp your works within the WordPress content management system using the new Po.et plugin.
“Today’s media landscape is fragmented and reliant on manual processes,” said Tyler Evans, a member of the Po.et Foundation board. “At Po.et, we set out to build a simple, friendly platform that is intuitive for our users but also enables a platform for developers to create innovative decentralized media applications.”
Po.et provides tools to both publishers and content creators to automate the licensing process without relying on third parties. Content creators can license their content by creating custom licenses or by selecting one from the Po.et library. All custom licensing terms are enforced by smart contracts; these contract details, as well as ownership rights and other descriptors, are hashed and cryptographically registered on the Bitcoin blockchain.
Partnership With Maven
Maven is a publicly traded (ticker symbol MVEN) digital media company focused on serving independent publishers, with thousands of professional content creators serving 40 million users. The scale of Maven’s content offers a significant leap forward in the adoption of Po.et.
Co-founder of Po.et, David Bailey, said that Maven represents its first big partner with significant scale. “Maven is a perfect fit because they are already architected toward the same mission and all of their content lives on a single database, with a unique ID tied to every content creator. Integrating Po.et will be straightforward.”
Through Po.et, Maven publishers will be able to timestamp and validate their content in an unalterable system that will automatically issue digital ownership certificates.
Maven CEO James Heckman said, “Integrating with Po.et advances Maven’s mission to empower independent publishers’ ability to own and control a sustainable financial future for themselves.” Heckman continued, “By utilizing Po.et’s blockchain technology, our content creators will be protected from improper use of their content and ensure fair monetization.”
Disclaimer: Bitcoin Magazine is an alpha partner of Po.et. BTC Inc., the parent company of Bitcoin Magazine, is an investor in Po.et.
Shawn Gordon founded multiple companies from multi-platform software products to a leading genre record label. He's spent years building products and solutions, all the while writing over 300 articles for various magazines covering software reviews, programming tips, interviews and music piracy.