NFTS & the Metaverse
This course is an overview of the present fundamentals of NFT and the Metaverse (Web 3.0) related entertainment transactions and litigation. The course is taught by currently practicing attorneys handling NFT and Metaverse-related transactions and with a deep understanding of current relevant litigation claims. Students will obtain an understanding of current entertainment industry deals and contracts regarding NFTs and the Metaverse and various litigation claims involving NFTs. During the course, students will be introduced to the relevant intersection of copyright, trademark, tort (e.g. right of publicity) and contract law, the varying type of agreements, and the range of litigation considerations resulting from the emergence of NFTs and the Metaverse.
Prerequisites: Copyright Law (538 or 538A).
Students are required to have taken at least one of the following courses: (i) Entertainment and the Arts Clinic, (ii) Drafting Entertainment Industry Contracts, (iii) Negotiating and Drafting International Entertainment Contracts, (iv) Entertainment Law, or (iv) an entertainment industry externship.