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[Guest post] Can the owner of an artistic work convert it into an NFT for its use in the Metaverse?

The IPKat

Now, a further development on IP and NFTs comes from Spain, as Katfriend Mercedes Morán Ruiz (CEDRO) reports: Can the owner of an artistic work convert it into an NFT for its use in the Metaverse? The Spanish legislator decided not to incorporate this limitation in the legislation. 5/08, paragraph 56; C?435/12,

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WaterRower: Has the UK’s approach to ‘artistic works’ in copyright changed?

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Even though it’s only an interim decision, it is interesting and well worth a read for any copyright lawyer because Deputy High Court Judge David Stone provides an in-depth analysis of the UK copyright position on artistic works. A work of artistic craftsmanship is a sub-category of an artistic work.


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Copyright Office Says Tattoo Artist's Work Can Be Protected

IP Law 360

Federal copyright officials said a tattoo artist's contributions to a pair of designs made them able to be protected by copyright law, the latest dustup in an intellectual property dispute between the artist and the maker of the NBA 2K video game series.

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Implications Of AI On Literary And Artistic Works : A Challenge On The Copyright System

IP and Legal Filings

How is then Artificial Intelligence related to Copyrights, with an added intricacy of Literary and artistic work? Applications of artificial intelligence (AI) are capable of independently creating literary and artistic creations. It is a notion held generally ‘AI can create.’ COPYRIGHT PROTECTION AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.

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Using AI to Create a Work – Copyright Protection and Infringement

JD Supra Law

With the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) in creating literary and artistic works, the U.S. Copyright Office has now addressed the issue of the copyrightability of works containing AI-generated materials.

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Amici Urge SCOTUS to Reverse Overly Broad Definition of ‘Expressive Work’ in Jack Daniel’s v. VIP Products

IP Watchdog

On January 18, a series of 16 amicus briefs were filed with the Supreme Court, the vast majority of which urged the nation’s highest court to reverse the Ninth Circuit’s ruling and limit the application of the Rogers test to clearly artistic works and exclude consumer products that happened to have some humorous expression.

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Fonts & Typefaces: Are they Copyrightable? 


This post only deals with copyrightability of fonts from artistic work perspective and does not explore the copyrightability of fonts as code or literary works. The phrase has been placed as a residuary clause to cover works that otherwise fulfil the eligibility of artistic work.

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