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The Latest Developments in Copyright Law and Digital Media

Posted by Laura Davies, Ace AttorneyApr 23, 20240 Comments


Copyright law is a cornerstone of intellectual property law, shaping the way creators protect and monetize their works. With each passing year, new technologies, case law, and new laws and regulations bring about changes in copyright regulation. Over the past year, technology has played a key role in copyright law. In this blog, we discuss  the latest developments in copyright law to understand how they impact creators, businesses, and consumers..

The Rise of NFTs and Copyright Implications

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have surged in popularity, offering a new way for creators to monetize digital artworks, music, and other forms of content. However, the intersection of NFTs and copyright law raises complex questions. Who owns the copyright to an NFT? How does copyright law apply when selling or reselling digital assets as NFTs? Courts and lawmakers are grappling with these issues, striving to establish clarity and precedent in this nascent field.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Reform

The DMCA, enacted in 1998, has long been a cornerstone of online copyright enforcement. However, the digital landscape has evolved significantly since its inception, prompting calls for reform. Recent discussions focus on updating the DMCA to address issues such as online piracy, safe harbor provisions, the metaverse, and the responsibilities of internet service providers.

Copyright and Artificial Intelligence

Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) technology raise intriguing questions about copyright ownership. When AI algorithms generate creative works, who holds the copyright? Should AI-generated content be eligible for copyright protection? These questions challenge traditional notions of authorship and creativity, prompting legal scholars and policymakers to explore new frameworks to address the intersection of AI and copyright law.

Fair Use in the Digital Age

Fair use—a doctrine that allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission for purposes such as commentary, criticism, parody, and education—is a vital aspect of copyright law. Digital content creation and dissemination (e.g. memes, online commentary) has provided a new context in which to consider the Fair Use doctrine.


Taylor Legal can help you navigate  the complexities of NFTs, AI-generated content, and interpreting fair use in the digital realm. We stay informed on the latest developments and how they impact creators' rights and small business owners, so that we can help our clients answer complex questions and develop a plan to protect their assets.