NFT – who owns the copyright?

The ownership of the copyright of an NFT can vary depending on the specific terms and conditions of the NFT and the platform or marketplace where it is being sold. Generally, the creator of the NFT retains the copyright to the underlying work, but the NFT holder owns the unique digital token that represents the NFT.

When an artist creates an NFT, they typically retain the copyright to the underlying work, but they may choose to license certain rights to the NFT holder, such as the right to display the work or the right to resell the NFT. The terms of this license will be specified in the NFT’s smart contract, and can vary from NFT to NFT.

It’s important to note that copyright laws and regulations can differ from country to country, so it’s important to be aware of the specific laws and regulations that apply to the NFT you are considering purchasing or creating.

It’s important for the creators to be aware of their rights and the terms of the contract when creating an NFT and for buyers to understand the rights they are buying when purchasing an NFT. Additionally, it’s important to note that the copyright of the underlying work does not affect the ownership of the NFT, that is a separate legal concept.


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