Can you truly own anything in the metaverse? A law professor explains how blockchains and NFTs don’t protect virtual property

In 2021, an investment firm bought 2,000 acres of real estate for about US$4 million. Normally this would not make headlines, but in this case the land was virtual. It existed only in a metaverse platform called The Sandbox. By buying 792 non-fungible tokens on the Ethereum blockchain, the firm then owned the equivalent of… Read More »

Partner pay watch: Cooley cyber vice-chair up for U.S. privacy board

Signage is seen on the exterior of the building where law firm Cooley LLP is located in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 17, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Travis LeBlanc is vice chair of firm’s cyber, privacy group Lawyer’s clients include Zoom, Coinbase, Twitter and Meta (Reuters)… Read More »

To Support Accountability for Atrocities, Fix U.S. Law on the Sharing of Digital Evidence

Ця стаття також доступна українською мовою тут. “It sure seems that way to me.” That is how President Joe Biden supported his off-the-cuff comment that Russian atrocities in Ukraine amounted to genocide. A legal finding to that end, however, requires a substantially higher standard of proof (and to be fair, Biden also said that he… Read More »

Camden judge’s criticisms bring complaint from disciplinary committee

CAMDEN – A state judge here didn’t hide his unhappiness with a temporary assignment last year. “I have no idea what’s going on in this case, zero,” Superior Court Judge Michael Kassel said from the bench after being assigned to work one day a week in a short-staffed family court. “So you’re dealing with a… Read More »

Benefits of Having an Auto Accident Attorney

  You’ve recently been involved in a vehicle accident. You have no idea what happened; all you know is that you have significant injuries and want assistance. Speaking with an experienced attorney is one of the best moves. While you may submit a claim on your own, contacting an experienced auto accident attorney will considerably… Read More »

Buying Property in the Metaverse

In the six months since Facebook, Inc. rebranded to Meta Platforms, Inc., the idea of the “metaverse” has catapulted from a little-known science fiction fantasy to the forefront of popular culture. Despite this surge of interest, there is still limited consensus on what the term means and what its implications will be for consumers, various… Read More »