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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? Pending that, this cat lover (and dog lover, and also lover of NFTs) wonders about the following few issues.

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Do I Need Clearance in the U.S. if I Acquire Rights from a Public Domain Source Abroad?

Dear Rich IP Blog

I'm in the process of publishing a book that will contain lots of images, mostly of artworks by one artist in particular. The artist is French, I am British, and my publisher is based in the U.S. The artist died over 70 years ago, and in Britain and Europe, his works are out of copyright. But in the U.S.,

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How A Century-Old Insight of Photography Can Inform Legal Questions of AI-Generated Artwork (Guest Blog Post)

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

A new breed of artists is using generative artificial intelligence tools like DALL·E, Midjourney, Firefly, and ChatGPT to create artistic works. Do these creations belong to the artists or the public domain? Do creators who use generative AI maintain copyright in their creations? By guest blogger Prof.

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Generative AI, Digital Constitutionalism and Copyright: Towards a Statutory Remuneration Right grounded in Fundamental Rights – Part 1

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Image from DALL-E 3 Introduction Generative AI is disrupting the creative process(es) of intellectual works on an unparalleled scale. More and more AI systems offer services that push users’ production capacity for new literary and artistic works beyond unforeseen barriers. ChatGPT , Smodin ), to perform music (i.e.,

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Which Type of Intellectual Property Protection Do I Need?

Art Law Journal

Copyright is the type of Intellectual Property most often associated with artistic works like fine art, movies, or books. Copyright only protects: original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium. For any works created before 1989 and 1924, use the flowchart below. © Steve Schlackman (1975).

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Fair Use for Documentaries in US Copyright Law: Brown v Netflix

Kluwer Copyright Blog

This decision will certainly be welcomed by documentary makers, who may now feel more encouraged to use works created by others – not only music but also visual artworks, especially those which are placed in the public environment. Tales from the Public Domain , “documentaries are records of our culture.

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Which Types of IP (Intellectual Property) Protection Do Artists Need?

Art Law Journal

At a fundamental level, each type of Intellectual Property focuses on a different creative work: copyright protects visual art and writings, trademark protects the names, symbols, or slogans for products or services, and patent protects inventions. Copyright only protects: original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium.