Miramax Sues Quentin Tarantino Over ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFT Auction

Miramax filed a lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Quentin Tarantino of copyright infringement by selling NFTs based on the screenplay for "Pulp Fiction." From a report: Tarantino announced the sale at a recent crypto-art convention in New York. "I'm excited to be presenting these exclusive scenes from 'Pulp Fiction' to fans," Tarantino said in a Nov. 2 press release. The plan is to auction off NFT -- non-fungible tokens -- based on excerpts from Tarantinoâ(TM)s original handwritten script for the film, accompanied by commentary. The NFT is pitched as "secret," meaning that its contents will be viewable exclusively by the owner. But according to the suit, Tarantino did not consult beforehand with Miramax -- which still owns the rights to the director's 1994 classic. Miramax's attorneys have sent a cease and desist letter seeking to block the sale, but that has not stopped Tarantino and his team from moving forward. Miramax alleges that Tarantino's actions have interfered with the studio's own plans to enter the market for "Pulp Fiction" NFTs. In a statement, Miramax attorney Bart Williams accused Tarantino's team of a "deliberate, pre-meditated, short-term money grab."

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