Can Seth Green still use his Bored Ape character in his upcoming series White Horse Tavern even after someone stole his Bored Ape NFT? Probably.

As I grade law school exams, I came across a complicated scenario IRL that would make for an excellent law school exam. The actor Seth Green revealed a trailer for his upcoming series White Horse Tavern, which uses one of the Bored Ape characters (#8398) from the NFTs he owns. According to Buzzfeed (see below),…

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Video: NFTs as Decentralized Intellectual Property (Decentralized IP or De-IP): A New Theory

I’m happy to be able to finally share my latest research paper on NFTs as Decentralized Intellectual Property. Decentralized intellectual property–or Decentralized IP or De-IP for short–is a new theory my article sets forth to explain the phenomenon of NFTs. The theory: we should view NFTs as creating a decentralized, alternative to the centralized copyright…

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BREAKING NEWS: VI Punks page removed from OpenSea due to DMCA notice from Larva Labs; V1 Punks plan on sending counter-notice; then Larva may file copyright lawsuit over VI CryptoPunks

Four days ago, we reported about the escalating situation between Larva Labs, the creator of the legendary CryptoPunks, and owners of the so-called “V1 Punks” or version 1 CryptoPunks, which originally had an error in their smart contracts in 2017. (Check out the history here.) John Watkinson of Larva Labs said it was going to…

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After criticizing CryptoPunks copyright license, owner unloads CryptoPunk #4156 for $10.26M (2.5K ETH)

Well, that escalated quickly. Two days ago, we reported some growing dissatisfaction among CryptoPunks NFT owners over the limited rights they get under the NFT License that apparently governs the use of the CryptoPunk characters (capped at $100,000 annually for merchandising only, and no derivative works). One of the most vocal critics was the owner…

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Controversy swirls over CryptoPunks copyright licenses as floor price for CryptoPunks NFTs drops–and Bored Ape NFTs close in

Things in the NFT world are happening fast and furious. The CryptoPunks NFTs, produced by Larva Labs, are the highest grossing collection to date, and probably the most famous. But, in the past few days, debate over the terms and lack of clarity in the copyright licenses that owners of CryptoPunks NFTs received–or did not…

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The Bored Ape Business Model: Decentralized Collaboration Via Blockchain and NFTs

I posted my research paper on “The Bored Ape Business Model: Decentralized Collaboration Via Blockchain and NFTs.” You can download it on SSRN: I would love to hear your reaction and feedback. If you know of other Bored Apes being used by their NFT owners in interesting ways, please email me. Here is the abstract:…

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