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Blockchain-Enabled Digital Rights Management for Museum-Digital Property Rights

Liutao Zhao1,2, Jiawan Zhang1,3,*, Hairong Jing4

1 College of Intelligence and Computing, Tianjin University, Tianjin, 300350, China
2 Beijing Computing Center Co., Ltd., Beijing, 100094, China
3 Tianjin Cultural Heritage Conservation and Inheritance Engineering Technology Center and Key Research Center for Surface Monitoring and Analysis of Relics, State Administration of Cultural Heritage, China, Tianjin, 300350, China
4 Beijing Planetarium, Beijing, 100044, China

* Corresponding Author: Jiawan Zhang. Email:

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2022, 34(3), 1785-1801.


With the rapid development of digitization technology, digital copyright of museum has become more and more valuable. Its collections can be opened to and shared with the people through the Internet. However, centralized authorization, untransparent transaction information and risk of tampering data in traditional digital rights management have a strong impact on system normal operation. In this paper, we proposed a blockchain-based digital rights management scheme (BMDRM) that realizes a distributed digital rights management and authorization system by introducing non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and smart contracts. To ensure the security and efficiency of transactions and authorization, we store all processing data in a high-security distributed ledger based on cryptographic signatures. We test our scheme on Ethereum private network and the experimental results show that BMDRM is feasible and secure for digital rights management in museums.


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L. Zhao, J. Zhang and H. Jing, "Blockchain-enabled digital rights management for museum-digital property rights," Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, vol. 34, no.3, pp. 1785–1801, 2022.

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