Metaverse, NFTs, Blockchains and Beyond: Cases, controversies, and facts

Alexandra Darraby
Alexandra Darraby | Art Law Firm

Alexandra Darraby, legal commentator of Darraby on Art Law, is a founder and principal of The Art Law Firm, a leading authority on arts, architecture, new media, technology, intellectual property, estates and trusts, insurance and risk management.

On-Demand: November 17, 2022

Metaverse, NFTs, Blockchains and Beyond: Cases, controversies, and facts

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Program Summary

Rap, art, sports, music, and entertainment are sources of newest metaverse –Nonfungible Token litigation involving rights owners, minters and blockchains. Quentin Tarantino tokenized Pulp Fiction, rapper Lil Yachty has his own crypto but others used his image in NFT launch, luxury brands like Hermes and iconic sports sneakers like Adidas are engaged inr claims and defenses in the metaverse world of tokens, new realities and appropriation.

This presentation connects appropriation art claim in the Andy Warhol fair use copyright case [Section 107 of Title 17 of the US Code] with untested uses of NFT appropriation of domains, logos, and brands in metaverses. and and other appropriation types of litigation in copyright and trademark infringement. Participants will gain a general understanding of what they need to know in this evolving technology space to ethically and responsibly advise clients in a climate of rapid change and inconclusive precedent.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Technological concepts--Connecting concepts metaverse, NFTs, cryptocurrency and blockchains
  • New Cases on metaverses and NFTs—Copyright and Trademark claims; criminal complaints
  • Avatars: publicity rights, unfair competition
  • Licenses, Disclaimers and Warranties for 21st century technology

Date: November 17, 2022

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Speakers

Alexandra-Darraby_Art-Law-Firm_FedBarAlexandra Darraby | Art Law Firm

Alexandra Darraby, legal commentator of Darraby on Art Law, is a founder and principal of The Art Law Firm, a leading authority on arts, architecture, new media, technology, intellectual property, estates and trusts, insurance and risk management. Clients of the Firm represent all facets of the practice, including collectors, artists, galleries, governments, arts organizations, architects and designers. Alexandra is former Director and owner of a contemporary gallery, law professor and curator of corporate & gallery exhibitions. Alexandra’s model agreements are used by museums, collectors, artists, galleries, dealers, appraisers, conservators and others.

She served as a court appointed expert, a specialist abroad for the U.S. government, a keynote and featured speaker in the USA, Russian Federation, the UK, the EU, and Czech Republic. Darraby, a rated Super Lawyer, has represented indigenous interests on intellectual property rights, internet art, copyright and sales, and brands, and business and creative clients on registrations, trademarks and culture, including curatorial role of museums and collections.

Thomson Reuters West 25th Anniversary DARRABY ON ART LAW, Volume Nos. 1-3 is available from the publisher and for CLE registrants from West Publisher at a professionaldiscount using Discount Code: ARTLAW 2020 Recent and upcoming publications include:

  • A User’s Guide to The Metaverse, Technology and Beyond
  • NFTs and Metaverses: Go Boldly Where None Has Gone Before, LA Daily Journal/California Lawyer (Feb. 23, 2022)
  • Warhol Redux (New Matter Spring 2022)
  • Washing Art: Money Laundering and Terrorism (Law 360 Jan. 2022)
  • Fair Use, Art Appropriation, Transformation Equity Justice Under the Constitution: Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith, New Matter (Fall 2021)

Media coverage includes New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Art & Auction, Newsweek.com, MSNBC.com, NPR The World, Designers West, Smithsonian Institution.

Ms. Darraby is Division Chair of International on the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Law, a Past Chair of the International Section of California Lawyers Association, formerly the State Bar. She served as Reporter to the Uniform Law Commission on cultural property, and authored a multipart series on UCC consignment and sale of artworks.

Her articles and byline are published in dozens of art, design, architecture, business and law media. Visit the website for a complete list of publications and media https://www.artlawfirm.com.

Contact data: [email protected]; https://www.artlawfirm.com

Agenda

I. Technological concepts–Connecting concepts metaverse, NFTs, cryptocurrency and blockchains | 12:00pm – 12:15pm

II. New Cases on metaverses and NFTs—Copyright and Trademark claims; criminal complaints | 12:15pm – 12:30pm

III. Avatars: publicity rights, unfair competition | 12:30pm – 12:45pm

IV. Licenses, Disclaimers and Warranties for 21st century technology | 12:45pm – 1:00pm