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Windows 7: Need online timestamp certificates for mp3 files...

21 Feb 2016   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Need online timestamp certificates for mp3 files...

Hey people!

I am almost sure that this is not the right place for that, but after to stay over the subject for two FULL days I am frustrated for not manage to find a straight answer to my needs.

I am a song writer and I would like to protect my compositions by simply adding a trusted timestamp to my mp3 files and prove that I am the first owner of it.

There is a couple sites for music registration in my country (I am from Brasil) that are offering this service but they charge $2.50 per song. I consider it a ripoff once I could find some online services for 15% of this value and even for free. The problem is that either the services I found didn't show to be reliable or it is not easy/intuitive to use.

The two I found for free OriginStamp (Trusted Timestamping with Bitcoin - OriginStamp) and True Timestamp (True Time Stamp - Timestamping Authority) aren't actually file 'timestampers' – or else I didn't understand how they work. As far as I could see after you submit your file (in my case I tried either mp3 and zip ones) they just generate a hash code, probably based on the file header because they do it as soon you submit it. Therefore NOTHING is attached to the file, so it is not certificated. The only thing that's done is that a verification hash is generated and the timestamp is added to the hash and not to the file. Other problem that I noticed is that if I try to check the hash created by OriginStamp with the True Timestamp checking tool the time doesn't match; and it is not a UTM geographic issue because the difference is not in full hours, but in minutes. So I think that those free ones aren't reliable.

I found a paid one (Digistamp) that offer the service for as little as $.40 per timestamp and their workflow (as they advertise) is: you submit your file, the has is created and ATTACHED to your file and your file sent back to you; that is a true certificated timestamping. However I couldn't understand how this online confusing tool works. I sent an inquiry to their support staff but in the meantime I would like to have more options.

So the question is if someone here know some online tool for file timestamping as easy to use as:

1) Pay for the timestamp
2) Submit file
3) Get file properly stamped by an attachment
4) Download file back

I appreciate any input!



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