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Jury sides with Hermès in the first NFT trademark trial  

A luxury goods company went up against a digital artist. The artist lost.
Art critic Blake Gopnik explains why he thinks the jury came to the wrong conclusion.
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How much "art" can there be in artificial intelligence?

Oct 24, 2022
Increasingly sophisticated text-to-image platforms are intensifying the debate about what art really is and whether only humans can create it.
This AI-produced piece won a first place prize at the Colorado State art fair. © 2022 Jason M Allen
Courtesy Allen

You can now own "authenticated" digital artwork. Is that a good thing?

Mar 2, 2021
The medium may be different, but the problems with authenticity and value are the same, says art critic Blake Gopnik.
Non-fungible tokens are digital assets whose origin or ownership has been authenticated by blockchain technology, much like a digital "signature." Pictured: An NFT marketplace selling digital art.
Screenshot via OpenSea.io