CALIFORNIA LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS
NFT's Explained Part 2
with Professor Kevin Greene of Southwestern Law School
Due to the largely uncharted region they have created in the digital world, NFTs are frequently referred to as the new "wild west." There are a number of misconceptions around the role that contracts, intellectual property and copyright can play when NFTs are involved. This lecture will be primarily concerned with the copyright-related difficulties that occur when NFTs are used within the creative sector and will guide attendees through the current legal landscape by examining NFT's in the motion picture, art, and music world.
About Our Speaker:
Kevin Greene is a nationally recognized entertainment and intellectual property law scholar and an expert witness consultant for copyright, trademark, publicity rights, and entertainment contract disputes. Prior to becoming a law professor, Kevin Greene practiced law in New York at the premier law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he represented high profile companies such as Time Warner and HBO in litigation matters. He later joined New York’s top entertainment law boutique firm, where he represented clients such as film production companies, including Director Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule film company, iconic music artists including Harry Connick, Jr., Bobby Brown, and the seminal rap group Public Enemy. Professor Greene was the first law professor voted a Top Ten attorney by the San Diego Bar in the field of IP in 2005.
Greene's scholarship has garnered national and international recognition in the area of intellectual property (“IP”) law, particularly his pioneering work on African-American music and inequality in copyright law. His article on abusive trademark litigation, published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy has been the centerpiece of law conferences at Syracuse Law School and NYU. Greene's copyright scholarship is cited in numerous legal publications and has been cited in Congressional hearings. His current project explores intellectual property in the context of hip-hop music.
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