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GLVM: What’s the Most Important Part of a Content License Agreement?
1000 648 David Hoppe

What’s the most important part of a content license agreement? Is it the liability sections? The royalty provisions? The reps/warranties?

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GLVM: How can Copyright and Trademark Cover the Same Rights?
1000 648 David Hoppe

Is it possible for the same IP to have both copyright and trademark protection? And how can that be an advantage?

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Bored Apes Monkeying with Punks’ Licenses?
1000 648 David Hoppe

On March 12, after weeks of online rumors and speculation, Yuga Labs, the company responsible for the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and the Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) NFT collections announced its acquisition of CryptoPunks and Meebits from the well-known mobile software company Larva Labs.

Whose Eyes Are In Your (Crypto)Wallet?
1000 648 David Hoppe

How much privacy should individuals be granted when it comes to financial transactions involving cryptocurrencies and wallets? Should that expectation of confidentiality change if the government believes a certain amount of disclosure could uncover crimes such as money laundering or the financing of terrorist attacks?

The Royalty Treatment: Does the Resale Right Apply to NFTs?
1000 648 David Hoppe

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.

WY Not? DAO’s Saddle Up in Wyoming
1000 648 David Hoppe

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.

Timeout! States Struggle to Provide an Effective Framework for Esports Regulation
1000 648 Christopher Reggie

As of early 2022, esports tournaments have paid more than $1 billion in prize money to nearly 100,000 players over 48,000 tournaments worldwide. New and ongoing tournaments award an average of around $1 million per month in prizes as players, sponsors, team owners, tournament organizers, marketers, and other stakeholders rush to claim their piece of the action.

Starving Artists No More: NFTs Are Changing the Score in the Music Industry
1000 648 David Hoppe

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.

NFTs’ ‘Wild West’ Days are Numbered as Global Regulation Looms
1000 648 David Hoppe

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.

Real-Money Gaming: Taking Off and Cashing In
1000 648 David Hoppe

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.

Virtual Commerce: Brands in the Metave®se
1024 664 David Hoppe

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.