Copyright Infringement of Photographs and Reclaiming Publicity Rights Through NFTs

Carolyn Wimbly Martin and Margaret Horstman

Richard Prince is a controversial artist known for appropriating third party images. Prince initially drew criticism in the 1980s when he took a photograph of a Marlboro advertisement and simply removed the word “Marlboro” from the picture. One of Prince’s appropriated Marlboro pieces earned him more than a million dollars in 2005 and another earned […]

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Film, Theater and Copyright Post-Pandemic

For 11 days in January-February 2021 a group of college friends from the class of 2020 each purchased a $350 all access pass to the virtual Sundance Festival so they might text and share video chats around their passion for theater. Since graduation, they were now scattered across the country, one in a new job […]

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NFTs: A 2021 Internet Craze or a Fundamental Shift in How We Think of Digital Property and Copyright Law?

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have existed since 2017, but in March 2021 they became a household word. In the following weeks a number of issues came to light, which may suggest that the future of NFTs will not live up to the initial hype. An NFT is a digital property existing on a secure network of […]

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