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Craig Wright’s Law Firm Granted Permission from High Court to Serve Bitcoin.org Operator Cobra

On April 22, published documents stemming from law firm Ontier LLP show London’s High Court is granting the law firm permission to serve legal proceedings over copyright infringement against the owner of bitcoin.org, a pseudonymous operator called “Cøbra.” The legal proceedings involve “hosting and publishing” a copy of the academic Bitcoin white paper. Copyright Infringement Issues Against Bitcoin.org’s Operator Cøbra Continue Not too long ago, Bitcoin.com News published a report concerning the self-proclaimed inventor of Bitcoin, and the Nchain chief scientist Craig Wright. In that report, it noted that Wright’s lawyers from Ontier were planning on serving legal proceedings to…

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Civil Lawsuit Against Craig Wright Wants High Court to Rule Against His Bitcoin White Paper Claims

The Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA), a bitcoin industry working group focused on patent laws, has filed a civil lawsuit in the UK against Craig Wright. For many years now Wright has insisted he is Satoshi Nakamoto, but has yet to prove so to the greater crypto community. COPA is looking to get the UK High Court to rule that Wright is not the rightful owner of the Bitcoin white paper. COPA Files a Case Against Craig Wright Just recently, Bitcoin.com News reported on Craig Wright’s attempt to get websites to remove the Bitcoin white paper over copyright infringement. The…

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Copyright infringement and NFTs: How artists can protect themselves

What are NFT platforms doing to protect their users against copyright infringement, and what steps can artists take to ensure their work isn’t repurposed without their consent? Copyright infringement in the online world has been an issue ever since the internet entered our lives — with a copy-and-paste culture, it’s never been easier to pass off a funny tweet as one’s own, upload unauthorized versions of chart-topping songs, and repurpose jaw-dropping photographs and videos. Now nonfungible tokens have entered into the arena, a whole host of new issues have emerged. Opportunists are now tokenizing artwork without consent — and in…

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Italian Copyright Agency Selects Algorand to Create Over Four Million NFTs to Represent Author Rights

The non-fungible token fever witnessed over the last few months is catching the copyright management agencies’ attention. One of them, located in Italy, has chosen a blockchain company to create its own NFTs. SIAE Expects to Guarantee Copyright Protection With NFTs for the Next 139 Years According to the announcement, Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (SIAE), founded in 1883, picked Algorand to manage the rights of over 95,000 authors in the form of non-fungible tokens. Both parties had been working on the project since 2019, said Algorand. In a first instance, 4 million NFTs were created to represent selected…

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Nifty News: Italian copyright agency mints 4M NFTs, breast cancer LINK found, and more

Algorand helps secure almost 100,000 authors' copyrights, NFTs raise breast cancer awareness, the New York Times gets in on the action, and more. Italian copyright collecting agency Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori, SIAE, has minted more than four million NFTs on the Algorand blockchain to digitally represent the rights of more than 95,000 authors. The partnership between SIAE and Algorand started in 2019, with SIAE aiming to digitize its entire copyright database to help decentralize the management of the metadata. NFTs will eventually provide copyright owners such as authors and publishers with royalty streams to their work. The tokenization…

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Leading Blockchain VC Fund NEM Ventures Announces Investment in Chile’s SharpShark to Empower Creators With a Copyright and Intellectual Property Timestamping Solution 

by Richard Kastelein The venture capital and investment arm of the NEM blockchain ecosystem NEM Ventures has made a strategic investment in blockchain-powered timestamping solution SharpShark who protect creators’ copyrights while enabling the transfer and tokenization of intellectual property, and the auto-monitoring of violations. Built on Symbol by NEM, SharpShark provides a decentralized solution to protect text and image copyrights — by timestamping, saving in full, and tokenizing intellectual property. SharpShark is designed for creators ranging from writers, academics and journalists to photographers, artists and designers. The solution publishes the digital signature of the text and images to the Symbol…

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