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David Hoppe

The Royalty Treatment: Does the Resale Right Apply to NFTs?

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The right of resale provides artists an important revenue stream by entitling them to receive a share of the revenues whenever an owner or collector resells their original creations.

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WY Not? DAO’s Saddle Up in Wyoming

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In recent years, investors and organizations have increasingly embraced blockchain technology for a range of business interests from tracking music royalties to supporting supply chain logistics. Now, in a reversal of that situation, an application of blockchain technology is being used to harness the collective power of investors and form organizations.

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Starving Artists No More: NFTs Are Changing the Score in the Music Industry

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Take note! Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) have officially entered the music scene and are already moving beyond provable ownership of audio files: the latest development is NFTs that are created to be virtual celebrities. These NFTs will even appear across multiple media types and platforms, including music videos and video games. Interest surrounding avatar-based NFTs is growing rapidly and even mega-celebrities are minting and investing in NFTs.

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NFTs’ ‘Wild West’ Days are Numbered as Global Regulation Looms

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Driven by concerns over potential fraud, intellectual property theft, tax evasion, and money laundering, governments all around the world are looking at ways to regulate digital currencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Nations have taken vastly different approaches depending on who’s in charge, how they characterize NFTs, and how bullish their outlook is on digital currencies.

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Real-Money Gaming: Taking Off and Cashing In

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Esports and skill-based gaming have become highly competitive arenas, with millions of people playing against each other daily, vying for lucrative sponsorships, and supported by rabid fan followings. Many want to get a piece of the action. Esports Network expects real-money games industry revenue to top $2.5 billion by the end of the year.

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Virtual Commerce: Brands in the Metave®se

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The value of the global metaverse is expected to reach $800 billion by 2024. This represents more than 16-fold growth over the $48 billion generated in 2020. The metaverse brings with it a host of legal challenges and opportunities including trademark enforcement, branding and marketing deals, content partnerships and collaborations, market development, and customer diversification.

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Heavy Meta: Privacy and Cybersecurity in the Metaverse

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The metaverse is poised to become the biggest technological revolution of the 21st century. It is likely to change the way humans engage with each other, revolutionizing social interaction, building whole new economies, and ushering in a host of privacy and cybersecurity issues.

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Can the Long Arm of the Law Reach Into Extended Reality?

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Every day, millions of gamers, students, and other users around the world log in to experience the virtual world. Some are intent on playing the latest, most realistic video game. Others seek to recreate real-life social interactions in the virtual space.

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Lights!! Camera! Token! Are NFT’s Ready for Their Big Closeup?

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Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are once again proving their versatility. Entrepreneurs have found a variety of compelling uses for them in video games, drink recipes, digital art, fantasy sports, and more.

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NFTs Transforming a Multi-billion-dollar Fantasy Sports Industry

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Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are making headlines again, this time in fantasy sports. In September 2021, the French start-up company Sorare announced that it had raised significant capital—$680 million to be exact—for its fantasy football (soccer) platform.

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