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[–] powerpete 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Neat idea. Why is this better than registering for a copyright? Does it have any legal standing in court? How does this prove anything "legally"? It seems awfully like a digital" Poor Man's Copyright" (which offers zero protection under the law).

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[–] LockedPost [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I am not too sure whether this has been used in court before, but I know that cryptographic finger-prints are mathematically and scientifically provable. This means - if you finger-print a file and enter that finger-print into the Bitcoin Blockchain (which is mathematically and scientifically provable to be irreversible) you can prove the earliest existence of that work. If you think this is too many hurdles to over-come in a court room, you could just finger-print the file and then have that finger-print printed in a nationally printed newspaper.