The popular NFT collection, Moonbirds, has rescinded its NFT commercial rights related to Cc0 (creative commons).
Moonbirds owners had full commercial art rights for the Moonbird that they owned, meaning they could create art, merchandise, etc. around it (only the one they own) for commercial purposes, in a form of remixing. Now, after a Twitter thread from the project founder, Kevin Rose, this is not the case, and everyone is now able to create what the holders only used to be able to create.
Apparently, this is legal. However, the holders are looking at Moonbirds moving to the CC0 public license as unethical. This change means that something that the original owners were promised, is now not possible.
The rules, regulations and details around CC0, especially in the case with Moonbirds, can be complicated. You can see Kevin Rose’s full statement via a Twitter thread here, where he provides his side of the story. Rose also introduced a DAO to the Moonbirds brand. “The DAO will oversee licensing of Moonbirds and Oddities names with the primary goals of encouraging general commercialization while preventing scams, hate speech, and violence”, per his Tweet.
CC0 enables scientists, educators, artists and other creators and owners of copyright- or database-protected content to waive those interests in their works and thereby place them as completely as possible in the public domain, so that others may freely build upon, enhance and reuse the works for any purposes without restriction under copyright or database law.”
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