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  • According to copyright laws, you can copy any intellectual property for personal use. This means that you cannot sell it or profit from it in any way (as in using it for advertising) without the copyright holder's consent.
  • Well...in fact an NFT is not a copyright. Rather: it's much more along the lines of a deed of ownership of a limited edition. Now: all original artwork (not limited to visual arts) is automatically protected by copyright law, but a COPY of an item that has an NFT owner or owners is - quite simply - NOT the same item as the original item. *** Analogy: Say, for example, you had a baseball signed by Babe Ruth. You own it. Someone copies your baseball. That copy is not your baseball. You still own your baseball. *** The same sort of thing applies to NFT items compared to copies of NFT items. AGAIN: copyright laws do apply, when applicable, but the characteristic of a piece of art having an NFT owner does NOT make that piece of art any more "copyrighted" than any other original piece of art. The NFT only allows (and limits) ownership of a non-material item. It does not affect copyright status or protection. (It MIGHT affect who can sue in cases of copyright infringement. The NFT owner MIGHT have the right to sue under such circumstances. Normally only the copyright holder has the right to sue, and the NFT owner might be deemed to be the, or a, owner of the copyright.)
    • Denmarks
      An artistic NFT can be created in digital form where there is no physical original. If the creator moves the digital file around on his computer where is the original? Was it just the filename that moved or the data? Now when it is sold as an NFT who has the original? Is the NFT a copy or an original? What if the creator restores it from a backup? Original has no meaning.

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