NFTs: Legal Risks from “Minting” Art and Collectibles on Blockchain

Source | JD Supra

The firm represents clients in some of the world’s most significant disputes relating to blockchain, cryptocurrency, film, music, and artworks, and has been closely monitoring the exponential growth in the non-fungible token (NFT) art and collectibles market. This article discusses potential legal issues in the space.

What are NFTs?

An NFT is a digital file on a blockchain that shows who owns a unique piece of digital content.[1] Theoretically, any digital content can be minted into an NFT: photographs and other works of digital art, songs, tweets, even memes. NFTs of NBA player highlight videos are sold through the “Top Shots” online marketplace. NFTs can also be used for items that exist only inside video games (for example, rare character skins, or clothing that can be worn inside Fortnite or Pokemon Go). For purposes of this discussion, each of these is deemed to be a work of art.

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