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One-click, net-modelled UK copyright hub comes a step closer

The Register - Britain's experiment in "making copyright work like the internet" reached beta stage on Tuesday following a deal with a major picture library which gives developers half a million photos to work with.

The non-profit, open source Copyright Hub is designed to bring about one-click licensing of relatively low-value digital works, such as photos, visual artwork, articles, or songs by making finding the owner and getting their permission as easy as possible. So easy, in fact, an app or third party web tool should be able to do it.


Currently, copyrighted work is simply used without permission because it's difficult to find the creator, who then sees nothing in the way of revenue from his work's usage. The Hub is really an umbrella for a number of working experiments and could grow into "the DNS" of rights.