The regulation of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

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dc.contributor.author El Hajjar, Ornina
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-25T08:09:27Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-25T08:09:27Z
dc.date.copyright 2022 en_US
dc.date.issued 2022-08-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/14124
dc.description.abstract Throughout the years, the world have witnessed many milestones that re-wrote history. From the industrial revolution to the creation of the first computer, every technological invention drastically changed our way of life. Each change is followed by a new law, as a way of protecting citizens. Today, we witness yet again a new revolution. The traditional internet is exceeded by the emergence of Web 3.0 and its components. New types of currencies and assets are seeing light and little or no regulations are present, which leaves a big portion of online users at threat. One of the biggest misunderstood asset is the Non-Fungible Token (NFT). First introduced as an art token, it has become one of the most prominent proof of ownership on the blockchain. Therefore, our research’s purpose is to introduce NFTs into law. It will first set forth a presentation of the new digital revolution by explaining several concepts that are crucial for the understanding of the NFT. We will then research the legal framework that can potentially be applicable to NFTs, with a focus on intellectual property as the main source for artists’ protection, and an attempt to figure out the legal aspect of NFTs according to its uses. Moreover, the research will also identify several traditional use-cases in addition to the most recent ones regarding NFTs in hope to identify where the legal standards for NFTs are heading. Finally, we will set up recommendations for a unified regulation or guideline in order to update our legal systems and keep up with the new digital uprising. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject NFTs (Tokens) en_US
dc.subject NFTs (Tokens) -- Law and legislation en_US
dc.subject Cryptocurrencies -- Law and legislation en_US
dc.subject Blockchains (Databases) en_US
dc.subject Intellectual property en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The regulation of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Intellectual Property or Cryptoasset? en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer en_US
dc.author.degree Master of Laws (LLM) en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201701480 en_US
dc.author.commembers Yunis, Manal
dc.author.commembers Fakih, Khodr
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (xiii, 85 leaves): col. ill. en_US
dc.author.advisor Melki, William
dc.keywords Non-fungible token (NFT) en_US
dc.keywords Tokenization en_US
dc.keywords Blockchain en_US
dc.keywords Intellectual Property en_US
dc.keywords Cryptoasset en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaves 74-83. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.452
dc.author.email ornina.elhajjar@lau.edu en_US
dc.description.irb LAU.SOB.WM1.21/Jun/2022 en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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