The Rise of NFTs: These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For
European Intellectual Property Review, Volume 44, Issue 5, 2022, p. 265-282.
35 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2022 Last revised: 24 May 2022
Date Written: January 4, 2022
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are hailed as revolutionary tools that will empower artists and revolutionize copyright management and remuneration. This article explores their copyright relevance, and it describes how copyright might apply in relation to NFT creation and trading. In doing so, it provides an overview of the ecosystem of actors built around NFTs, and it analyzes the role of these actors according to the European copyright normative framework.
Keywords: non-fungible tokens, blockchain, copyright, digital art
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