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‘Seller Beware’ – Important Legal Considerations Before Jumping on the NFT Bandwagons
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Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are becoming increasingly popular. In comparison with fungible tokens such as Bitcoin and Ethereum which can be divided into smaller parts, each non-fungible token is indivisible and has its own distinct value.

Key Legal Considerations to Successfully Build an NFT Marketplace
1000 648 David Hoppe

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are becoming increasingly popular. In comparison with fungible tokens such as Bitcoin and Ethereum which can be divided into smaller parts, each non-fungible token is indivisible and has its own distinct value.

Who Creates NFTs, and Why?
1000 648 David Hoppe

The New York Times archives are filled with thousands of stories in print storage and digital databases. Subscribers can access and read these stories whenever they like. However, on March 24th, 2021 a collector paid more than $500,000 for a non-fungible token (NFT) of the first article the Gray Lady ever published about NFTs and cryptocurrency.

Essential Considerations in NFT Licensing Agreements
1000 648 David Hoppe

Technology has changed the way the world generates, grows, stores, and maintains value. The concept of “asset” has evolved from strictly tangible exchange media to digital property such as cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Digital assets are the latest trend, occupying the thoughts – and wallets – of a growing number of buyers, investors, and speculators.

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Don’t Feed the Video Game Industry Patent Trolls
1000 648 David Hoppe

Over the years since Magnavox sued Atari in 1974 over the user interface for Pong, a cottage industry has emerged based on enforcing patent infringement rights and extracting licensing fees from companies using latent technology. While the Magnavox case involved digital manipulation the company was actively implementing into its own products, the case gave rise…

Skin Trade: Preventing and Punishing Digital Asset Theft
1000 648 David Hoppe

In-game assets can take the form of any good or attribute that can be purchased within a gaming platform using real or virtual currency. Examples include specialized character skins, clothing, weapons, magic spells, supplies, and performance enhancements. Some players enthusiastically pay big money to acquire rare assets for use in online games. Digital items’ market-determined…

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Reddit’s r/WallStreetBets “Meme Stock” Revolution: A Stock Market Game-Changer
1000 648 David Hoppe

On February 16, 2021, Keith Gill, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, and MML Investors Services were slapped with a class action lawsuit by Christian Iovin, as the named plaintiff, represented by the law firm Hagens Berman. The litigation, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, stems from Gill’s involvement in…

Legal and Regulatory Challenges Related To Non-Fungible Assets
1000 648 David Hoppe

One of the hottest trends of 2021, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have empowered a new generation of digital artists and turned many speculators and creators into millionaires and overnight celebrities.

State-sanctioned Esports Commissions Present Challenges, Opportunities for Governments and Industry Players
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Much like the California Gold Rush and the Oklahoma Land Rush, the economic opportunities offered by the Esports Rush are outpacing the industry’s ability to control dubious practices, unethical behavior, and outright lawlessness.