Iperial enables the sharing of ideas and information by protecting the rights of the creators
We love ideas, and the sharing of ideas. We love innovation, and that one person can create something new by using parts created by others. We love collaborative work, where people who might never physically meet can create beautiful, valuable, entertaining or profound things together.
Our mission is to enable this sharing and collaboration. We believe that people who can trust that their contributions will be attributable to them are going to be more willing to share; that they dare to share.
It doesn't have to be about money, although it can be. Open source and open hardware companies thrive on open innovation where people make great things together, working towards a shared vision. We want these people to be able to point to their contributions and say "Look, I did that!". Whether or not they are economically compensated for their contributions is not the point, the important thing is trust: if you contribute you should feel secure in the knowledge that your contribution will be recognized; that sharing is not a risk.
When people can share without risk, everyone wins. Ideas that would otherwise never have been realized turn into products and services. Music, movies and computer games get made. New companies are formed. And lots and lots of new jobs are created in the process. This new industrial revolution is driven by creative people and companies from all over the world who collaborate or compete – both cases leading to gains for the world as a whole.
Being able to prove who created what and when is pivotal in this, and it's also the foundation for all legal intellectual property rights protection. Providing this evidence is exactly what we do. Welcome to Iperial!
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IPERIAL.COM is an E-commerce Site. Iperial.com allows users to register file hashes to help prove their ownership of content they create.
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Initially, your account type is Free. If you're only planning to use us to protect non-commercial creations you can leave it as is.
However, please keep in mind that the certificates produced by the Free account type are invalid for commercial use. That means that they have no value as evidence in commercial disputes.Change Account Type on Account Settings page
When you drop a file, two things will happen:
This is an important aspect: your files will NOT be uploaded anywhere. We will not see the contents of your file, they remain securely in your computer.
If you're not familiar with cryptographic hashes, here's a quick starter: a hash is a huge number that uniquely identifies digital content. The hash of a specific file or document will always be the same as long as the content isn't modified, and each file or document will always have its own unique hash. Because of this, a hash can be used as a unique identifier for any piece of content.
Hashes are not compressed or encrypted versions of the content. They do not contain any information about the content for which they are calculated, and it's impossible to reverse the process and to recreate the content from its hash. That's important, and it means that our process respects your privacy: your files and your information does not leave the safetly of your computer.
Drop a file here to either check if it's registered, or to register your ownership of it. No files will be uploaded, so the process is completely confidential.