Copyright In the Age of Creative Commons

Recently, a large anonymous owner of CryptoPunks (known only by the name “punk4156”) made waves in the NFT world when a chunk of those Punks were put up for sale due to a dispute he/she had over Larva Labs’ handling of copyright issues. As an attorney, this issue is exceedingly interesting to me because generallyContinue reading “Copyright In the Age of Creative Commons”

Don’t Phunk With Copyright Theft

I started this blog to give non-lawyers some insight into what an actual practicing intellectual property litigator saw going on in the space. One of my first articles involved the CryptoPhunk controversy, and how delisting those assets on OpenSea was actually good for users. Recently, CryptoPhunks have made a comeback and, as of writing this,Continue reading “Don’t Phunk With Copyright Theft”

OpenSea Just Saved Their Users Millions in Potential Copyright Damages

On July 13th, Opensea, the leading marketplace for secondary NFT purchases, delisted CryptoPhunks from their platform and threw the NFT world into a storm. Some people came to the defense of Opensea, claiming this is a good step in protecting the intellectual property rights of artists. Others bashed Opensea, because censorship and regulation can beContinue reading “OpenSea Just Saved Their Users Millions in Potential Copyright Damages”

NFT Copyright Basics: What’s a copyright and can I haves it?

A copyright is any original work of authorship which includes books, movies, and yes, that sweet avatar NFT you bought for .08ETH and immediately set as your social media profile picture. But not all NFTs give the copyright of the work to the purchaser. Before we go more in-depth, one thing you need to understandContinue reading “NFT Copyright Basics: What’s a copyright and can I haves it?”