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CopyrightChain: Permissioned Blockchain-based Collaboration and Design Right using Hyperledger Composer and IPFS

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2021
Nursena Baygin, Mehmet Karakose

Nursena Baygin and Mehmet Karakose. CopyrightChain: Permissioned Blockchain-based Collaboration and Design Right using Hyperledger Composer and IPFS. International Journal of Computer Applications 183(2):19-26, May 2021. BibTeX

	author = {Nursena Baygin and Mehmet Karakose},
	title = {CopyrightChain: Permissioned Blockchain-based Collaboration and Design Right using Hyperledger Composer and IPFS},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {May 2021},
	volume = {183},
	number = {2},
	month = {May},
	year = {2021},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {19-26},
	numpages = {8},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2021921294},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Information technologies, which have developed in every field in recent years, bring various problems in digital environments. The increase in digital records has increased the importance given to digital identity information in terms of data security and data source. With digital identity, information such as where and when data is shared can be obtained. Data that can be easily reproduced in digital environment puts copyright holders in a difficult situation. This article outlines how copyrights can be secured digitally and executed in a transparent manner. For this purpose, the furniture sector, which is one of the sectors where personalized products increase, has been examined as an example. Reaching customer demands in customized production and ensuring manufacturer-customer integration can be achieved by overcoming various difficulties. For this purpose, blockchain-based in this article proposed to bring together the actors in the manufacturing sector and the customer. In addition, it was emphasized how to secure the copyright of products designed by the customer or other actors. It is known that the data obtained during the protection of copyrights becomes cumbersome over time. For this purpose, it is aimed to increase the speed by using an external database. A distributed database, IPFS, was used for this.


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Blockchain, Smart Contract, Copyright, IPFS, Mass Customization.