Caught On Camera, Viral Forever: When Digital Memory Is A Curse

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By Adrija Bose Seven years after his journalist daughter was killed on live television, Andy Parker created an NFT, or a non-fungible token, of the fatal shooting video in hopes he will finally be able to remove all of those clips from social media that are still viral. “It is an act of desperation,” he told reporters, explaining that by creating the unique digital copy of the footage, which is stored on a blockchain similar to cryptocurrency, a form of digital ledger, he plans to sue the platforms hosting the video for a breach of copyright. Alison was 24 years old when she and videographer A…

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