It is no secret that the current NFT infrastructure is built around ownership of a digital token, which we agreed represents a digital item. However, what are you actually buying when you buy an NFT? A hash value, metadata—or a real-world item, a work of art itself? Copyright and other associated rights were never a design feature of NFTs. An emerging number of projects is challenging this concept, making it harder for the market to adopt a new tech stack as a proper solution for a longstanding problem.