Blockchain Media Group (BMG) “TheBitcoinNews.com” files Maladministration Complaint against the EU Commission, Next Generation Internet Unit’s award of 1 Million Euro “Blockchains for Social Good Prize” without investigation of allegations of intellectual property infringement dating back to 2017.
This complaint revolves the awarding of a portion of the prize (One Million Euros) for Quality Content to: WordProof (by Dutch SME WordProof B.V.) developed the WordProof Timestamp Ecosystem, to prove authenticity and to make information verifiable, which ultimately would be leading to more trust in internet content.
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The “Quality Content” is largely identical to the German Utility Model owned and utilized by Complainant since 2017. It is very likely the content idea was plagiarized. The Complainant made a timely complaint to the Commission before the prize funds were released along with the “Open Source” code which would encourage distribution of Complainant’s intellectual property without his/her consent: WordProof uses decentralised open-source technology and sets a global timestamp standard by collaboration with several international organisations. It is offered as a free plugin and Software as a Service (SaaS) solution.(European Commission through its Next Generation Internet, “Wordproof B.V.” 20 December 2019.) https://www.ngi.eu/blockchainsforsocialgood/2019/12/20/wordproof/
Complaint of Maladministration by the Commission
The Commission is responsible investigating matters under its jurisdiction in a fair, unbiased and non-arbitrary fashion. The result here is otherwise.
- The Commission did not investigate the claim in good faith and summarily disposed of it by referring to the Contests Rules under which Complainant was not a party to justify it actions towards Complainant.
For more information:
Dr. Jonathan Levy
Attorney & Solicitor
t +44 20 8144 2479
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