Smart Contracts Aren’t, and other legal issues in blockchain and art
Featuring Erika R. Knierim, Sarah C. Odenkirk, and Charlotte Kent
1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific
Lawyers Erika R. Knierim and Sarah C. Odenkirk join Rail Editor-at-Large Charlotte Kent for a conversation. We conclude with a reading of poems by Matthea Harvey.
In this talk
If smart contracts aren’t contracts, what are they? Why can’t you insure an NFT? What are you selling and what do you own? Is copyright applicable? Beyond the financial hype swirling around NFTs and the crypto-markets, there are practical considerations that artists and collectors need to take into account as a part of their participation. Partner and co-head of Art, Law and Emerging Technology at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, LLC Sarah Odenkirk and Founder and Principal of Nomic Consulting Erika Knierim share their insights into the often confusing blockchain landscape with Rail Editor-at-Large Charlotte Kent, PhD.
Erika R. Knierim
Sarah C. Odenkirk
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Matthea Harvey reading.
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