Under new 2022 commercial license, can CryptoPunks owners now sue V1 Punks or V1 CryptoPunks for alleged copyright infringement?

DISCLAIMER: this analysis is NOT legal advice. It’s for academic research on the development of De-Collab licenses in Web3. For more about De-Collab, read my essay by clicking here. The new CryptoPunks 2022 commercial license reopens the Pandora’s box that had erupted earlier this year, but quieted down after Yuga Labs acquired the IP rights…

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Why the CryptoPunks 2022 license is better for owners than the Bored Ape license, on paper, setting a new standard for decentralized collaboration

As reported yesterday, Yuga Labs published the new 2022 license for owners of CryptoPunks, the now legendary NFT collection whose intellectual property Yuga Labs acquired from Larva Labs earlier this year. We reviewed the terms of the CryptoPunks 2022 license in a prior post, click here. Given the CryptoPunks position as perhaps the most prestigious…

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The CryptoPunks owners got a new EXCLUSIVE license with full commercial rights, including the ability to trademark. But no hate speech, class actions allowed. Is the new license valid? Probably.

The big news this week is that owners of the CryptoPunks finally received a new license granting them full commercial IP rights with no limit (the last limit was $100,000 annually of commercialization of CryptoPunks). As you may recall, the CryptoPunks NFTs were first issued in 2017 without any content license. TIMELINE of CryptoPunks licenses…

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NFT BOMBSHELL: Larva Labs sells IP rights to CryptoPunks, Meebits to Yuga Labs, creator of Bored Ape Yacht Club, which plans to give unlimited commercial rights to CryptoPunks owners

In stunning news that was rumored yesterday, the two biggest startups in creating NFTs — Larva Labs the creator of the CryptoPunks and Yuga Labs the creator of the Bored Ape Yacht Club — both announced that Yuga had acquired the intellectual property to Larva’s CryptoPunks and Meebits. The deal involves the two biggest and…

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NFTs turned into movies: are NFTs the next tent-poles or franchises for Hollywood?

Decrypt reports upcoming movies developed from NFT collections. They are: Movies in the pipeline Yam Karkai’s World of Women, with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine. Micah Johnson’s Aku, the story of a black boy who wants to become an astronaut. Ben Mauro’s NFT comic book Huxley, with Marvel producer Ari Arad. Question marks: CryptoPunks by Larva…

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Chain CEO Deepak Thapliyal buys Alien CryptoPunk #5822 for $23.7M (8,000 ETH). Highest CryptoPunk sale ever. Bam.

Just when you thought you would enjoy a quiet Saturday before the Super Bowl, Chain CEO Deepak Thapliyal sent everyone a reminder how OG the CryptoPunks are. Thapliyal bought Alien CryptoPunk #5822 for $23.7 million or 8,000 ETH, making it the highest sale of a CryptoPunk ever, more than 3 times the second highest sale…

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V1 CryptoPunks copyright drama escalates: after recently selling V1 Punks, Larva Labs may send DMCA notice alleging V1 Punks infringe. Is copyright lawsuit against V1 Punks owners next?

Just a week ago, we reported about the mess unfolding with the sudden revival from the dead of V1 Punks or V1 CryptoPunks. [Click here to catch up.] Well, yesterday, the drama got a lot messier. Larva Labs apparently is contemplating sending a DMCA notice to OpenSea alleging the V1 CryptoPunks infringes Larva Labs’ copyright.…

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V1 Punks (or V1 CryptoPunks) revived, adding mystery to CryptoPunks and big headaches for Larva Labs

Back in November 2021, I wrote about the cryptic case of the CryptoPunks, which were first released for free without any content licenses. Check out my article “The Cryptic Case of the CryptoPunks Licenses: The Mystery Over the Licenses for CryptoPunks NFTs.“ Co-founder of Larva Labs John Watkinson described the rollout of the CryptoPunks “a…

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Bored Apes go on mega-bull run on Jan. 14, floor price 83 ETH, far surpassing CryptoPunks at 62 ETH

Friday, January 14th may be a day that we look back in history and say, That’s the day Bored Ape Yacht Club ended all debate over which NFTs are the most influential and the most powerful driver in the market. It’s BAYC. The floor price for the cheapest Bored Ape NFT is 83 ETH (($276,345.18).…

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Serena Williams joins NFT world, displays CryptoPunk as pfp on Twitter

GM, everyone. If you thought the fervor for NFTs would go down with the stock market and Bitcoin yesterday, you were wrong. NFT sales were down yesterday after a bull run for four straight days. That’s true. But that was to be expected after the torrid NFT sales, in contrast with the decline of the…

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