These two NFT artists were ordered to pay $9 million in disgorgement against Yuga Labs

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Ryder Ripps and Jeremy Cahen, NFT artists, received a negative ruling in their lawsuit against Yuga Labs, the developer of the well-known Bored Ape Yacht Club. The verdict not only dismissed their counterclaims but also imposed a $9 million penalty, complicating their legal situation. The legal battle began in April 2023, when Yuga Labs sued Ripps and Cahen, alleging copyright infringement due to unauthorized copies of BAYC NFTs. The dispute