What is the link between NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and intellectual property? NFTs are secure digital artworks in which copyrights exists. Quentin Tarantino has just been sued for his plan to make and sell NFTs from seven unused scenes from the script of “Pulp Fiction” movie. Only the purchaser will have access to their content and will be free to decide whether or not to reveal them to the public. The producer Miramax has filed a claim for breach of contract. It believes that it owns all the rights to the script. The director argues that he has reserved rights to publish the script in written form. But Miramax deems that the NFT project exceeds this format and is asking the United States District Court for the Central District of California to block the project from going ahead and to award damages. Which one will win the copyright ownership contest? A case worth following.
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