Can artists stop worrying their digital works will get stolen?

As an artist, I have a love-hate relationship with technology. I love how my works, like the books I’ve written, can easily became digitized and distributed instantly all across the world, finding new readers. That’s awesome. But I want to puke when I discover that my works have been taken and distributed without compensation, or even credit, to me.

But it looks like some tech innovators might have the perfect antidote. Check out these posts on something called blockchain technology. I love how the first post uses the example of the famous GIF of Bowie’s faces, which by the way, was created by UK artist Helen Green, in case you never knew that 🙂

The GIF That Fell to Earth

Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain to solve music’s attribution problem

Google Explores Concept Of Ownership Using Ethereum Blockchain