Franklin Graves

Franklin Graves is an in-house technology, IP, and media law attorney based in Nashville. He runs Creator Economy Law, a weekly newsletter and blog focused on breaking down all things legal across the creator economy space. He also enjoys providing volunteer legal assistance to creators.

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From deepfakes to data: How Biden’s AI executive order could impact the creator economy

President Biden signed a groundbreaking executive order, reshaping the future of artificial intelligence and its impact on the creator economy.

On Nov 1, 2023 by Franklin Graves

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MrBeast Burger Meltdown: Insights for Creator Deals from the Lawsuit

What we can learn from the contractual chaos and branding turmoil surrounding the unraveling of the MrBeast Burger deal.

On Oct 4, 2023 by Franklin Graves

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Watch those DMs: Legal service via DMs permitted by Texas court

Lawyers are sliding into creators’ DMs.

On Aug 21, 2023 by Franklin Graves

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Illinois became the first state to pass a law protecting child influencers

A new law passed in Illinois gives young content creators protection from family exploitation.

On Aug 16, 2023 by Franklin Graves

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‘IT’S ENOUGH SLICES!’: Activision sues creator Anthony Fantano after he requests six-figure payment for the use of his viral pizza slice TikTok audio

Everyone wants a slice of the revenue pie.

On Jul 26, 2023 by Franklin Graves

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What do creators need to know about Section 230?

If you’re a creator, you may have heard Section 230 in the news lately. Here is Section 230, explained.

On Mar 28, 2023 by Franklin Graves

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What creators need to know about TikTok CEO Shou Chew’s congressional testimony

‘With data comes power.’

On Mar 27, 2023 by Franklin Graves

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AI tool users beware: Copyright Office’s denial of protection for graphic novel underscores new legal vulnerabilities for creators

The U.S. Copyright Office decided to cancel a portion of the copyright registration it previously issued for Kristina Kashtanova’s ‘Zarya of the Dawn,’ sparking debate.

On Mar 2, 2023 by Franklin Graves

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Court says YouTube channels with children’s audiences like Ryan’s World, CookieSwirlC, Cartoon Network must defend against state-level children’s privacy class action lawsuit

An appeals court in California is allowing a class action lawsuit to continue against YouTube and several kids and family YouTube channels.

On Jan 11, 2023 by Franklin Graves

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