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: 15 Sep 2022

See all articles by Balázs Bodó

Balázs Bodó

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Alexandra Giannopoulou

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

João Pedro Quintais

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Péter Mezei

University of Szeged, Institute of Comparative Law and Legal Theory; Vytautas Magnus University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: January 4, 2022

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bodó, Balázs and Giannopoulou, Alexandra and Quintais, João Pedro and Mezei, Péter, The Rise of NFTs: These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For (January 4, 2022). European Intellectual Property Review, Volume 44, Issue 5, 2022, p. 265-282., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4000423

Balázs Bodó

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

Alexandra Giannopoulou (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

João Pedro Quintais

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Rokin 84
Amsterdam, 1012 KX
Netherlands

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Péter Mezei

University of Szeged, Institute of Comparative Law and Legal Theory; Vytautas Magnus University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Bocskai u. 10-12.
Szeged, H-6721
Hungary
+36-62-546-735 (Phone)

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