NFTs: About The New Digital Art Form

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Episode 2
June 2, 2023
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Chicago-Kent Law’s Edward Lee, author of Creators Take Control

In this new R&D With D&D episode, Denise and Dave embark on a discerning exploration of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), delving deep into their profound implications for monetization in the digital era with Chicago-Kent Prof. Edward Lee, author of Creators Take Control. With a keen focus on scrutinizing whether NFTs embody a pioneering technological breakthrough or merely an extension of the internet’s transformative prowess, we navigate the intricate landscape of these unique digital assets. Shedding light on how they empower creators to directly monetize their work, we explore whether this is an extension of the Internet or really something new. Join us on this captivating journey as we examine the critical nuances of NFTs, seeking to understand their remarkable parallels to the internet’s groundbreaking impact on the ever-evolving creative industry. And stay to the end for our speed round!

“If you want to go buy NFTs, buy the stuff you like because, at the end of the day, what you’re probably going to end up with is a cool JPG.” – Naval Ravikant

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Edward Lee

Prof. Edward Lee, Chicago–Kent Law
Edward Lee is a leading legal expert on NFTs and intellectual property. He is a professor of law and co-director of Illinois Tech Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Center for Design, Law, and Technology, the first U.S. institution devoted to research of creativity, technology, design, and the law. His website, nouNFT.com, analyzes the latest developments in NFTs. He founded The Free Internet Project, a nonprofit whose mission is to protect Internet freedoms. He is a former contributor to the Huffington Post. His work has been featured in outlets such as the Washington Post and Billboard. He worked on public interest litigation as an attorney for Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society.
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Denise Howell



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Denise is a podcasting industry original and veteran blogger. She has co-hosted Triangulation, conversations with the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology, and has been contributing on Leo Laporte’s TWiT Network for 17 years. Having been credited with coining the term “blawg,” she has blogged on CBS Interactive and is a technology lawyer (Berkeley Law, ’90), advising corporate and individual clients on issues at the intersection of emerging technologies and the law.



Dave Levine is the founder and host of Hearsay Culture. He is a Professor at Elon University School of Law and an Affiliate Scholar at the Center for Internet and Society (Stanford Law School). From 2014-2017, he was a Visiting Research Collaborator at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He is also the co-author of Information Law, Governance, and Cybersecurity (West 2019). A regular contributor to Slate, Dave has been published in leading newspapers, websites, and academic journals in the US and EU.

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