Digital Media Articles

Artistic License: Contracting IP to Media Producers
1000 648 Yusuke Hisashi

Intellectual property licensing is a complex but lucrative process for creators and rights holders. When a TV show, movie, or video game is adapted from an existing work like a novel or comic book, or when the production wants to use a person’s artwork, music, fashion designs, or computer code, the original IP owner can license their work and earn fees and royalties. However, the legal implications surrounding these deals require careful consideration.

Lex Machina: Artificial Intelligence Brings Real Legal Quandaries
1000 648 Yusuke Hisashi

Artificial intelligence and automation systems are rapidly transforming industries across the globe, from transportation to healthcare to finance. As AI becomes more prevalent, it is also creating significant legal challenges that demand careful consideration and planning.

Great Brain Robbery: Web3 Intellectual Property Rights
1000 648 Amy Sanderson

Intellectual property rights (IPRs) play a critical role in the rapidly evolving Web3 environment, protecting the creativity, innovation, and artistic expression at the heart of the world’s digital transformation.

Virtual Goods, Real Profits: Monetizing the Metaverse
1000 648 David Hoppe

As the metaverse’s popularity continues to grow, organizations are exploring new business models, ranging from play-to-earn games to virtual world customization. With these innovative technologies come unique legal and regulatory considerations that must be considered when deciding on an appropriate model for your organization.

Legal Guide to DAOs in the Metaverse
1000 648 David Hoppe

Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) are rapidly gaining popularity in the metaverse. Creating and hosting a DAO in the metaverse offers organizations numerous benefits, such as increased participation, visibility, efficient interaction with other applications and organizations, access to global audiences, and opportunities to take advantage of the growth of this relatively new landscape.

Case Clothed: Legal Considerations for Digital Fashion Creators
1000 648 Yusuke Hisashi

Fashion brands invest significant time, money, and effort into creating unique designs, logos, and other intellectual property (IP) that sets them apart from their competitors.

Playing It By Ear: Money and Music Rights in the Metaverse
1000 648 Amy Sanderson

The metaverse promises to open a world of new possibilities, applications, and business models, and along with these new ways of working, socializing, and entertaining ourselves come a host of legal questions.

The Legal Landscape Surrounding AI-generated Art
1000 648 Yusuke Hisashi

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize the way art is created, with some experts even predicting that AI-generated art will eventually become mainstream content.

The Federal “CARES” Act Stimulus Legislation Benefits For Media/Tech Companies
1000 648 David Hoppe

The $2 trillion COVID-19 package includes federally-guaranteed loans and grants for qualifying medium-size and small companies.

For Medium-Size Companies (generally 500 to 10,000 employees), the CARES Act provides loans at a two-percent interest rate, with no payments due for the first six months.