Non fungible tokens: a Beeple sells for $69 million, revolutionizing the concept of digital property

The sale of the NFT ‘Everydays – The First 5000 Days’ by the digital artist Beeple for $69 million will go down in history, not only as the most costly digital artwork ever and the third most expensive purchase of a living artist’s work to date, but also for shining the global spotlight on nonfungible […]

Companies that own IP rights generate 55% higher revenues per employee than those that do not, according to a EUIPO and EPO study

According to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO), which last February 8 released the results of a new study on the “Impact of intellectual property rights intensive industries in the European Union”, there is still a long way to go as regards companies’ awareness of the advantages of […]

Deepfakes and their relationship with publicity rights: What’s the limit?

We have been hearing the word ‘deepfake’ a great deal in the last few weeks, thanks to an ad by a well-known beer producer which has brought back to life the much-missed artist Lola Flores. In this post we will be looking at the cases in which this technology can be used and the legal […]

Final act: will the Supreme Court lend bullfighting a helping hand?

For many, bullfighting is an art, but this does not necessarily mean that a bullfight is a work in which the bullfighter holds a copyright: the Supreme Court is to decide whether a bullfight can be an original work and is therefore protectable by copyright. The Supreme Court has ruled on the copyright protection of […]

Atresmedia versus AGEDI-AIE: Are artists and their labels entitled to equitable remuneration for the use of their music on television?

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that artists and their record labels are not entitled to charge equitable remuneration for the communication to the public of synchronized songs incorporated in audiovisual works. The judgement of November 18, 2020 (case C-147/19) has curbed the intentions of the Spanish collecting societies AGEDI […]

Artificial intelligence and intellectual property: The European Union takes a stance

The initiatives that the European Parliament is implementing in relation to artificial intelligence, include a report on intellectual property rights for the development of artificial intelligence technologies. This document leans towards recognizing that a creation generated by artificial intelligence can constitute a work, bearing in mind the creative result rather than the creative process. According […]

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