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  • 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.

  • What is the Blockchain and How Does it Relate to NFTs?

    Have you been in conversations about NFTs and the blockchain and just quietly nodded along while not really understanding? You're not alone, which is why we're here to explain the connection between the two. Public blockchains act as distributed ledgers that record information, data, and transaction details that anyone can see. It is more secure due to the public record tracking ownership, which would reveal theft and other bad actors. Cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin and Ethereum) and NFTs live on public blockchains. As a result, NFTs are minted, listed, and sold via the blockchain, but not every blockchain supports NFTs. The Ethereum blockchain is one of the biggest player in the NFT world and has also been working since 2021 to develop a proof of stake (PoS) blockchain. Unlike the primary proof of word (PoW) system, PoS would make blockchain transactions use less energy. This in turn would work to solve one of the biggest issues many people have with NFT and cryptocurrencies — the harmful impact the increased energy usage has on the environment. Of course, Ethereum isn't the only blockchain that supports NFT marketplaces. That's why the Protect Protocol currently scans NFTs on nine different blockchains and will continue to add more as they become relevant. With a contract address and token ID, you can even search those specific blockchains to check for copyright infringement before purchase or for any other reason. Sign up for DeviantArt Protect in order to have your artwork scanned to check if there are similar NFTs infringing upon your work, allowing you to begin the takedown process. Protect Protocol has already indexed hundreds of millions of NFTs to date, and that number is growing every day. The blockchains currently being scanned are: Polygon Ethereum Klaytn Palm Solana Optimism Arbitrum Tezos Flow

  • Top 10 NFT Marketplaces 2022

    The majority of NFTs are transacted through marketplaces. The sheer volume of marketplaces, with new ones popping up every day, can make minting or collecting NFTs overwhelming. How do you know where to begin? Well, we're here to help. Here is a list (in alphabetical order) of the major players in the space and payment methods they accept for NFT purchases. AtomicHub The AtomicHub creator portal allows artists to mint NFTs without having any prior knowledge of coding. Blockchain: Wax Payment method: WAX Foundation Foundation is invite-only to creators, but still tends to be more accessible to artists than SuperRare. Blockchain: Ethereum Payment method: ETH LooksRare LooksRare launched in 2022 and is thought to be OpenSea's most direct competitor. Blockchain: Ethereum Payment method: ETH/WETH Magic Eden Magic Eden has an intuitive platform that makes it easy for both collectors and creators. Blockchain: Solana SOL Nifty Gateway Despite having some of the highest fees, collectors and creators consider Nifty Gateway the most accessible marketplace. Blockchain: Ethereum Payment method: credit or debit card, prepaid ETH, and a Gemini account Objkt Ojkt is the largest and most popular NFT marketplace supported by the Tezos blockchain. Blockchain: Tezos Payment method: XTZ OpenSea OpenSea is the largest and most predominant NFT marketplace in the space. Blockchain: Ethereum, Klatyn, Polygon, and Solana Payment methods: credit or debit card through MoonPay, APE, DAI, ETH/WETH, SOL, and USDC Rarible Rarible hosts a wide variety of NFT types and is seen as one of the top NFT marketplaces. Blockchains: Ethereum, Flow, Polygon, and Tezos Payment method: credit or debit card and ETH/WETH Solanart Artists must apply for a creator account before they can mint an NFT, but they can then set their own royalty percentages. Blockchain: Solana Payment method: SOL SuperRare Launched in 2018, SuperRare is one of the oldest and also most exclusive curated NFT marketplaces. Blockchain: Ethereum Payment method: ETH/WETH Tracking all the different NFT marketplaces to make sure your work is protected would be more than a full-time job. Instead, sign up for DeviantArt Protect to receive automatic alerts and takedown forms if your work is infringed upon. With Protect Protocol, you can also look up the status of an NFT before purchasing in order to make sure it wasn't minted without the artist's knowledge or permission.

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    Protect Your Art from Theft in Web3! Whether you create NFTs, digital art or prints, DeviantArt Protect will safeguard your art with the power of AI. ​ Simply join the Beta and upload your images to a secure account. ​ Protect your first 10 images for FREE! Start Now Protect Your Art from Theft in Web3! Art by @avisnocturna How it Works DeviantArt Protect scans NFTs to catch art theft in Web3. Our AI technology paired with human oversight identifies potential infringements of near-identical matches to your art. We send you real-time alerts with an automated DMCA takedown link so you can take immediate action. Follow these four easy steps to safeguard your art with DeviantArt Protect: 01 Create a DeviantArt Protect account. 02 Upload your NFT or art images. 03 Get alerts for NFTs similar to your art. 04 Send a DMCA takedown request to the NFT marketplace. Join the Beta Art by @ fongshader * The data is updated since August 2021. * DeviantArt Protect scans the following Blockchains: Ethereum, Klaytn, Polygon, Arbitrum, Optimism, Palm, Solana, Tezos & Flow. 9 Blockchains Indexed 480 Million+ NFTs Scanned 390,000+ Infringements Identified About Protect Protocol Powered by the Protect Protocol The Protect Protocol is a decentralized cross-chain standard utilized to safeguard creators against art theft in Web3. It is used to identify, communicate about, and respond to potentially infringing NFTs and NFT collections, as well as to verify trusted NFTs and NFT collections. ​ The Protect Protocol is a DeviantArt-led initiative currently in alpha use by the DeviantArt Protect service and select partners. Making Web3 Safer for All Creators What Artists Are Saying

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