Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are a point of confusion and controversy in the contemporary art world. Beeple's NFT “Everydays – The First 5000 Days” sold for $69 million at Christie's this March, but many people struggle even to define the term. Lawyers, creators and investors are navigating smart contracts, negotiating additional terms and wondering what the future holds. The Kernochan Center Symposium, "NFTs: Future or Fad?" will serve as a guide to this growing, creative, and potentially lucrative, market, and will discuss what role copyright can play in protecting these assets. Our first panel will provide an overview of NFTs and will look at how current IP law is meeting - and being challenged by - this new avenue of commerce. We'll also discuss whether NFTs have the staying power to propel long-term legal change. The symposium's second half will focus on the visual arts and will discuss the unique issues NFTs pose for artists and their attorneys. Please join us as we explore the legal complexities of NFTs.
Please note that the CLE verification format for this event has changed. Attendance will be verified using Zoom polls, so no form is required. We apologize for any confusion.
Information Regarding New York CLE Credits:
Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live simultaneous transmission transitional and non-transitional CLE Program will provide 3.5 hours of New York CLE credit in Areas of Professional Practice. This CLE credit is awarded to New York attorneys for full attendance of the Program. Attendance is determined by an attorney's completion of polls during the live webinar. Attorneys also should submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided by the program organizers. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.