This might be the dumbest story I'll publish this year on Always Be Watching. But it's a quiet day news-wise, so I'm thankful for this...
Actor/writer/director/producer Seth Green was at work on an animated series called White Horse Tavern. The premise of it:
“What if your friendly neighborhood bartender was Bored Ape Yacht Club #8398?”
That's right. The star of Seth Green's new show was an NFT that he owned. But a few weeks ago, his Ape was stolen and then on-sold to a pseudonymous collector known as “DarkWing84.” They paid $200,000.
Can Seth Green proceed with his show? How does an NFT ownership work when it comes to a copyright claim? Especially when said NFT is a stolen digital product...
The story is finding a lot of heat online today due to people's general dislike of NFTs and the consensus that they're dumb. But, it does raise interesting copyright issues.
Does anyone else feel like Seth Green is pranking us all on this one. There's something real suss going on here.
- Ahead of the series debut of Obi-Wan Kenobi this Friday, this guide of who's who might serve you well. Read: Indiewire
- The Sims 4 will allow users to choose their own pronouns. Read: Polygon
- Japan is a growing market for streaming services with 48.8 people subscribing. Netflix and Amazon Prime Video dominate the market. Read: Variety
- Spotify now beats Netflix as the must-have streaming service in North America. Read: Next TV
- Today in Eden Gaha news, the former Vidiot host is now President of Eureka Productions. Read: Deadline
- Marvel Avengers Campus is a new ride set to open at Disneyland Paris. Read: Disney Parks
- Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has confirmed she is headed to MSNBC. She'll initially host a streaming show on Peacock, but will be used on the main channel during 2022 midterms coverage. Read: CNBC
Chloe debuts June 24 on Amazon Prime Video.
The Gray Man debuts on Netflix July 22. The $200+ million film stars Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling.
That's it for today. Hopefully there'll be fewer NFT primates in tomorrow's edition.