How to Take Down Stolen NFTs

Discovering your art has been infringed upon is a terrible feeling any artist can relate to. Especially when the person who copied you is profiting off your hard work and creativity, as is the case if someone mints your art and sells it as an NFT.



The platform that hosts an infringed piece of art has a responsibility to act swiftly in taking it down. In the traditional Web2 world, you would have to file a DMCA in order to claim your copyright. When it comes to Web3, different NFT marketplaces have different rules. Below are the steps to request a takedown from OpenSea and other major NFT marketplaces. And if you haven't already, sign up for DeviantArt Protect so you can be notified right away if your artwork has been infringed.


Submit a Takedown on OpenSea

1. Copy the URL of your infringed deviation.

2. Visit OpenSea's takedown form.

3. Fill out the requested information. You’ll need to provide the following information:

  • Your full name

  • Email

  • Links to your work

  • Links to the content you are reporting (You can click the "Offsite Link" in your notification to access the URL to the infringing content.)

  • Why you're reporting it

  • Your electronic signature

4. Click "Submit" once you're ready.


Submit a Takedown on Rarible

Step 1: Go this URL and follow the steps provided.


Step 2: In your report, you must describe in as much detail the context of why you are reporting that specific NFT or account/page. At the very least, you should provide the following:

  • Identify the copyrighted or other protected work claimed to have been infringed.

  • Identify the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit the marketplace to locate the material. For example, take screenshots and provide URLs linking to the specific items you assert are violating your rights.


Submit a Takedown on SuperRare

Step 1: Send an email to the following addresses.

  • Emails: ip@superrare.com; legal@superrare.com


Step 2: In your email, include the following:

  • Place your full name in the signature block of the email. This cannot be a pseudonym.

  • Identify the copyrighted or other protected work claimed to have been infringed.

  • Identify the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit the marketplace to locate the material. For example, take screenshots and provide URLs linking to the specific items you assert are violating your rights.

  • Provide your email as the contact information.

  • The following statement must be in your email: "I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright or IP rights owner, its agent, or the law."

  • The following statement must also be in your email: "The information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other IP right that is allegedly infringed."


Submit a Takedown on NiftyGateway

Step 1: Send an email to the following address.

  • Email: intellectualproperty@niftygateway.com


Step 2: In your email, provide the following information:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.

  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.

  • A description of the location on Site of the material that you claim is infringing.

  • Your address, telephone number and e-mail address.

  • A written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.

  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

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