NFTs often become punchlines, resulting in a myriad of “right-click and save” memes. But on the contrary, traditional artists say it’s painful to see their work stolen without permission and created as an NFT.
You “art” the thief
On December 18th, British comic artist Liam Sharp, who has been involved in both Marvel Comics and DC Comics, Claim Someone stole his art and cast it as an OpenSea NFT. Not surprisingly, he had some feedback on the NFT market.
@ High seas – This wasn’t the first time, it’s a lot now. The reporting process is not intuitive and I am responsible for proving that I am an artist / owner / creator-it seems wrong-even if I learned about it. The NFT creator needs to be more rigorous.
— Liam’Sharpy’Sharp (@LiamRSharp) December 17, 2021
The work in question was a Minotaur placed in the Open Sea by a user named 7D03E7. Created two days ago, based on the Polygon blockchain, the price of the artwork was 0.0008 ETH. [$3.14 at press time].. Users pointed out that other NFTs in the creator’s collection were also stolen with the names of other artists remaining.
Nick Johnson, founder and lead developer of ENS, as many sought OpenSea to deal with what was happening. answered,
“It feels like a massive overreaction. The entire collection has zero sales. It’s like someone posting your work on Facebook without attribution. It’s crap, probably illegal, but It’s not a real threat. “
Another “paint” in the view
Simply put, it’s not easy to ignore this.
More than cryptography and crayons
From now on, artist protection will undoubtedly be a major victory point for the next dominant NFT market. In addition, if the NFT Marketplace wants to attract more traditional artists, these are issues that need to be addressed quickly.