The article explores ways in which companies, innovators, artists, and cultural workers can best protect their IP rights in the metaverse. Focusing on IP piracy and counterfeiting, long-time problems in both the real world and online, the article addresses the threats that these illicit activities pose to legitimate commerce, government tax revenues, public safety, and national security. It examines the implications that the metaverse poses for businesses going forward with respect to brand management and revenue source protection and details the manners in which IP rights can be best protected in the metaverse. It concludes with a review of the law enforcement challenge that traditional jurisdiction rules face with the metaverse and calls for more regulatory clarity on the part of sovereign States to deal with IP rights in the context of Web 3.0.
James M. Cooper,
Intellectual Property Piracy in the Time of the Metaverse,
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.law.cwsl.edu/fs/422