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NFTs, non-fungible tokens, are digital art pieces bought with crypto. Although these digital tokens can be copied, the ownership of the token is marked in the Ethereum blockchain,so the owner has a record that they own that token. The issue with copyright is that those who don’t own the NFT can still view it and the owner can provide and sell it: “Other than purchasing the token, buying an NFT doesn’t confer copyright ownership. Owning an NFT, by itself, doesn’t grant the right to print or distribute the work without the copyright holder’s permission.” Although artists can used NFTs as proof of copyright ownership, the concern is that that’s not how its being currently handled. NFTs are currently being used to create and sell copies of work, and the original artists aren’t benefiting.

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