Conference Mine? Yours? Theirs? - What are the copyright implications of NFTs?

Lecture Law

Mine? Yours? Theirs? - What are the copyright implications of NFTs?

from Thursday 08 December 2022 at 6:00 pm

to Thursday 08 December 2022 at 7:00 pm

Location of the event

10 place des Archives - 69002 Lyon


Faculty of Law

The UCLy Faculty of Law will held a lecture of the Professor Péter MEZEI, on Thursday, 8th of December 2022. The topic "Mine? Yours? Theirs? - What are the copyright implications of NFTs?" will be discussed on different law point of view.

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are used by established and wannabe artists, celebrities, media corporations, movie studios, sports conglomerates and many more as a means to monetize artworks and other contents, typically in the online environment. It is widely used by cultural heritage institutions alike as a way to preserve and disseminate cultural products. Using blockchain in these ways may seem secure and may offer authenticity for both the “seller” and the “buyer”. Is this a legally sound way of content dissemination or only an illusion? Do NFTs represent a valuable alternative for the traditional ways of content creation and dissemination? The lecture introduces the doctrinal and practical pitfalls of NFTs from the point of view of copyright law.


Péter MEZEI is a full professor of the Szeged Law School, Hungary. He is an adjunct professor (dosentti) at the University of Turku (Finland) and he is a professor invite at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (France). He focuses on comparative law; and comparative, digital, International and European copyright law. Besides teaching at various European universities, he has delivered numerous lectures and he has joined multiple renowned conferences on a global scale.

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