Metaverse and web 3.0
As the metaverse and web 3.0 take shape they offer opportunities for growth and creativity in every sector.
What do they mean for business?
We work with some of the leading pioneers developing blockchain, artificial intelligence and AR/VR/XR technologies, and also help many other companies to navigate distributed ledger technology, NFTs, cryptography, smart contracts and their application to the world, especially in the areas of entertainment, brands, sports, art and collectibles.
Our specialist knowledge
Our legal experts support clients on the use of the technology in identity verification, security and rights attribution, and on the intersection of financial services regulation and digital transformation, including crypto-assets, ICOs and STOs. Our team also includes a member of the Steering Committee of Global Blockchain Convergence whose objectives include advocating for business, market and policy frameworks that facilitate adoption of blockchain and complementary technologies and advance entrepreneurship.
The legal considerations of the metaverse and web 3.0
In order to decipher the laws that are relevant to these new online environments and guide and support companies and individuals who operate in them, we can advise on:
- Adtech and advertising regulation
- Anti-money laundering
- AI and ethics
- Brand collaborations, promotions and virtual experiences
- Copyright, trademarks and patents
- Content licensing and rights acquisition
- Data protection and privacy
- Discrimination and harassment
- DLT, Bitcoin and other crypto-assets
- Intellectual property
- NFTs and brand strategy
- People and culture issues
- Technology and software licensing
- Smart contracts
- Reputation and deepfakes
- Regulation and compliance
Our latest blogs
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- How might legislation influence the future of fashion’s sustainability?
- What are the main issues facing fashion companies (both fast fashion and luxury brands) today regarding sustainability?
- The Metaverse: A Fashion Revolution
- AI and The Future of Retail
- Digital assets: Fad or fashion?
- Video games and metaverses to engage Gen-Z
- Work smarter and make your AI work harder to thrive in a post-Covid world
- Adoption of Blockchain in the Fashion Luxury Market
AI 101 - Moving fast and breaking things?22 March 2023
2022 brought the release of a series of generative AI tools that have the potential to fundamentally change our economy. 2023 is likely to be a watershed year for mass interaction with AI. From searching for information to generating copy, AI could change the landscape forever.
Checklist for a successful crypto-provider registration application07 March 2023
Any business that intends to operate in the UK as a cryptoasset exchange provider or custodian wallet provider is required to register, but many are at risk of falling short at the first hurdle: the application for registration.
ChatGPT, AI and journalism: Legal and ethical pitfalls explained. JJ Shaw writes for the Press Gazette02 March 2023
Lawyer JJ Shaw examines the potential implications of using AI in the newsroom.
AI 101: What are the key data privacy risks and rewards for this new tech?23 February 2023
This is the fifth article in our “AI 101” series, where the team at Lewis Silkin will unravel the legal issues involved in the development and use of AI text and image generation tools.
AI 101: The Regulatory Framework20 February 2023
This is the fourth article in our “AI 101” series, where the team at Lewis Silkin unravel the legal issues involved in the development and use of AI text and image generation tools. In the previous article of the series, we looked at the infringement risks of using AI-generated works. In this article, we consider the regulatory framework for AI being proposed by the European Commission and how the UK might follow suit.
CBDC - the future of payments and money in the UK?09 February 2023
Back in April 2022 I wrote an article about the future of cryptoassets, payments and money in the UK. At that time, the UK government announced that it intended to bring in a regulatory regime for stablecoins used as a means of payment.
AI 101: What are the infringement risks of using AI-generated works?07 February 2023
This is the third article in our “AI 101” series, where the team at Lewis Silkin will unravel the legal issues involved in the development and use of AI text and image generation tools. In the previous article of the series, we considered questions of ownership and authorship when it comes to generating AI works. In this article we consider how those tools might be infringing IP rights and how the users of those tools might find themselves in hot water.
AI 101: Who owns the output of generative AI?02 February 2023
This is the second article in our “AI 101” series, where the team at Lewis Silkin will unravel the legal issues involved in the development and use of AI text and image generation tools. In the first article of the series, we looked at how generative AI tools are trained and why lawsuits have been raised against some of the major AI companies in both the UK and US.