Hi Hessel, thank you for your response. Our registry is designed to be able to share existing building blocks, it is architected to accommodate the majority of existing identifiers for creations, rights, transactions or persons/entities (ISNI, ISRC, ISWC, DOI, EIDR, DDEX, ONIX, ISSN, etc.) and future identifiers regardless if those are traditional or blockchain based. This is one of its differentiating features; it is using the reference model of the Linked Content Coalition.
Being this said the majority of the existing identifiers (e.g. ISNI) charges a fee, which could be cost inhibitive for the users. We wanted to make our system free for personal, non-commercial use. The internet has provided free tools to publish content, in the meantime it has not provided free tools to claim attribution (credit) for content creators. We find this absurd.
Wikipedia is an encyclopedia of articles with a different purpose than a registry. The goal of the registry to track the information on the creations (meta data) and rights, so the attribution (credit) and monetary transactions can be efficiently facilitated. Here is a link for a video with helpful explanations from DDEX (our platform is designed to be interoperable with).
As far as licenses, we felt that those should be programmatic with the ability to be specific to the creations and parties. The technology exists today, we can keep the transactions within legal standards and customized as needed. On the other hand - since the system designed to be programmatic - it can apply licenses when customization is not needed or dedicate the creation to the public domain. In the meantime, it still can handle the attributions.
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