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    NFTs or Trademark Infringement?

    May 18, 2022By Gladis Guardado

    We’ve all heard the term Non-Fungible Token (“NFT”), but how can they affect intellectual property rights? An NFT is a token that is not interchangeable and represents unique assets owned by a specific individual.[i] Think of an NFT as a digital collector’s item; it is a digital asset representing objects like art, music, in-game items, […]

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    According to Kanye West, it is Time to Free Music–Is he Right?

    April 11, 2022By Genesis Perez Medina

    Kanye West surprised the world when he announced that his new album “DONDA 2” will not be available on streaming services like Apple, Amazon, Spotify, and YouTube.[i]  The artist, who legally changed his name to “Ye,” has always been vocal about the lack of control artists have over their work.  The Grammy award winner said: […]

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    MUSIC COPYRIGHT LITIGATION-PALOOZA: STIFLING CREATIVITY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

    February 19, 2020By Angela Nieves

    Once upon a time in music, songwriters had difficulty protecting their work from being stolen and monetized by someone else. A record industry in its infancy, plus the social dynamics of the day, meant struggling writers were often left with little to no recourse for justice. Over time, songwriters gained the ability to use copyright […]

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