To understand blockchain technology as a potential solution to the problems posed in the digital rights management space, one must first understand what the technology is and how it operates. Simply put, Blockchain is a publically available and unalterable record of decentralized transactions.
Breaking DRM or ripping Blu-Rays discs is a crime In the United States. While there are fair use exemptions, these don’t apply to the public at large. Interestingly, filmmakers themselves are now urging the Copyright Office to lift some of the current restrictions, so that they can make the films they want.