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

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 arose following the release of the Ryder Ripps BAYC (RR/BAYC) collection in May 2022, in which the artists incorporated the BAYC brand into their work. The initial litigation resulted in