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What You Don't Know About NFTs Could Hurt You: Non-Fungible Tokens and the Truth About Digital Asset Ownership

USA - March 24 2021 Non-Fungible Tokens, or NFTs, are currently in the midst of the type of hype-cycle last seen in the blockchain/crypto world when Initial Coin…

Sean M. Sullivan

Finds Alleged Parody Fails on Copyright Fair Use Factors but Passes Rogers Test to Avoid Trademark Liability

USA - January 8 2021 On December 18, 2020, a panel of the 9th Circuit held that the creators of a Star Trek/Dr. Seuss "mash-up" ventured beyond the edge of the fair-use…

Brendan Charney

Dead Celebrities and Digital Doppelgangers: New York Expands Its Right of Publicity Statute and Tackles Sexually Explicit Deepfakes

USA - December 4 2020 In the Empire State, the right of publicity remains alive and well—including (soon) for celebrities who are, well, no longer alive. New York has…

Robert D. Balin, Jesse Feite, James Rosenfeld

Climate Speech Wars Heat Up: Greenpeace Fights For Its Right to Call Out Big Industry

USA - September 27 2019 In 1972, the Sierra Club brought suit in California to temporarily halt logging in a primitive forest to try to prevent despoliation that might have…

Thomas R. Burke, Laura R. Handman

Viral Like Me

USA - September 27 2019 I had heard this story before: the one where someone’s tweet goes viral and is rapidly embedded in media stories around the globe. In fact, it’s a…