The Mystery of the Missing DMCA agents for popular NFT marketplaces–whither notice and takedown?

Half of the most popular NFT marketplaces–Blur, Looksrare, and Sudoswap–do not appear to have a designated DMCA agent or procedure to receive copyright notices for alleged infringement listed on their websites. Nor does the Copyright Office database contain a registration for a designated DMCA agent.

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Bored Apes Co-Founder Wylie Aronow (aka Gordon Goner) tweets that he has congestive heart failure, stepping down from active role at Yuga Labs

More shocking news this week: Wylie Aronow just announced he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure by his doctor. He is stepping down from an active role at Yuga Labs, but remaining on the Board and as a strategic advisor.

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Did Yuga Labs miss 21-day deadline to answer Ryder Ripps’ counterclaims in Bored Apes lawsuit?

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Yuga Labs scores discovery victory as Court rejects Ripps’ motion to compel production of documents “relating to [alleged] use of racist neo-Nazi messages and imagery”

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Yuga Labs enlists 4 more attorneys, brings total to 8 attorneys, in trademark lawsuit v. Ryder Ripps, Jeremy Cahen

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Bored Apes co-founders Wylie Aronow, Greg Solano’s scheduled depositions in lawsuit against Ryder Ripps fail to occur

The court’s order on Jan. 8 anticipated that the Jan. 9 deposition of Aronow might need to be rescheduled (given the shortness of time after the court’s order), but the order seems to anticipate the Jan. 11 deposition of Solano will occur. Well, neither happened.

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Stolen CryptoPunk #3706 is rescued by community and returned to CryptoNovo

Luckily, this incident has a happy ending. Members of the CryptoPunks community banded together to raise funds to buy back the stolen NFT for CryptoNovo.

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Is the origin of the Bored Apes now on trial in Yuga Labs’ lawsuit against Ryder Ripps? The Bored Apes co-founders Wylie Aronow, Greg Solano to be deposed by Ryder Ripps.

As Yuga Labs prepares to mint new NFTs related to “The Trial of Jimmy” in January, its co-founders Wylie Aronow and Greg Solano may be having trials of their own in the form of depositions conducted by Ryder Ripps, the person who has waged a campaign against them alleging that they “are intentionally embedding Nazi dog whistles throughout their project.”

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Download court’s order (PDF) allowing Ryder Ripps to depose Bored Ape co-founders Wylie Aronow on Jan. 9 and Greg Solano on Jan. 11

“Compounding Yuga’s lack of diligence, it failed to respond to several requests by Defendants to discuss deposition scheduling.”

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Ryder Ripps can depose Wylie Aronow, Greg Solano (aka Gordon Goner, Gargamel), co-founders of Yuga Labs, in Bored Apes trademark lawsuit

Now Ryder Ripps can proceed forward in deposing both Wylie Aronow and Greg Solano, the co-founder of Bored Ape Yacht Club.

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