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Rachel Welch

04 November 2022 165 Read Crypto

Legal Issues in the Metaverse

For content creators in the metaverse, legal issues can be a significant concern. First, existing licenses for copyrighted works may not cover use in the metaverse. Second, rights holders must decide how much unauthorized use of their digital goods they are willing to tolerate. Although metaverse interactions are not as regulated as traditional state-based licensing processes, they can still have significant impacts on content creators and their businesses.

The use of intellectual property rights in the metaverse presents unique challenges for creators, licensees, and acquirors. In addition to being a new medium, the metaverse is decentralized and highly unregulated. While existing regulations might apply, there is often not enough specificity in these laws to protect users.