V1 Punks DMCA controversy with Larva Labs over. Yuga reportedly plans on ending dispute with V1 Punks.

One of the biggest winners in Yuga Labs’ acquisition of the IP rights to the legendary CryptoPunks NFTs is the group of so-called “V1 Punks” owners, who were embroiled in a copyright DMCA dispute with Larva Labs. V1 Punks are the original CryptoPunks, which had a major coding error in 2017. Oops. To fix the…

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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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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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