Bloomberg Tax
Nov. 23, 2021, 3:09 PM

Tarantino NFT Suit Previews Rights Battles in Future Contracts

Samantha Handler
Samantha Handler

Miramax’s lawsuit alleging copyright infringement by Quentin Tarantino based on his selling of “Pulp Fiction” nonfungible tokens has the potential to shift how ownership rights are divvied up in contracts to account for NFTs.

The suit centers on whether or not Tarantino or Miramax LLC has the right to sell NFTs that link to the “Pulp Fiction” screenplay. Tarantino retained the right to publish the screenplay under a 1993 agreement. Miramax contends that those rights can’t include NFTs, which didn’t exist at the time.

The case will hinge on whether that piece of copyright—the right to publish the screenplay—covers an ...

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