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Ed Lee is the founder of nou NFT. He is a leading expert in Web3 and NFTs, especially the disruptions to copyright law, intellectual property, creative production, and ownership they are causing. Besides writing daily articles for nou NFT, Lee publishes research papers on these topics, including:
- The Bored Ape Business Model: Decentralized Collaboration via Blockchain and NFTs
- The Cryptic Case of the CryptoPunks Licenses: The Mystery Over the Licenses for CryptoPunks NFTs
Lee’s scholarship analyzes disruptions caused by the Internet, especially related to the intersection between creative production and intellectual property laws. Representative works include:
- Warming Up to User-Generated Content, 2008 Univ. L. Rev. 1459 (explains how lack of clarity in copyright law can result in “warming” phenomenon and greater creative production by users).
- Technological Fair Use, 83 S. Cal. L. Rev. 797 (2010) (proposes that developing a new technology for speech or creative production should be treated as a legitimate fair use purpose).
- Copyright-Exempt Nonprofits: A Simple Proposal to Spur Innovation, 45 Ariz. St. L.J. 1433 (2013) (proposes a copyright exception for nonprofits and their users to engage in noncommercial activity involving user-generated content, including Internet curation).
- Freedom of the Press 2.0, 42 Ga. L. Rev. 309 (2008) (explaining “freedom of the press” in as a First Amendment limit on government restrictions on printing press and other speech technologies).
- Rules and Standards for Cyberspace, 77 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1275 (2002) (devises a method for courts to decide whether to adopt standards and minimalist decisions for novel issues raised by Internet).
In his book The Fight for the Future, Lee provides a behind-the-scenes account of the Internet protests in 2012, when people, Wikipedia, and other websites banded together to protest a controversial copyright bill the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The protests led to the defeat of both SOPA and ACTA.
Lee is also a visual creator who is inspired by nature.