DeviantArt, the hugely popular online art gallery, is opening up its plagiarism service to help stop fraudulent NFTs. Anyone can use the DeviantArt Protect system to check if their NFT art is for sale on numerous blockchains. Previously, only work hosted on the platform could be checked for legitimacy, but things are about to change.
DeviantArt is putting the focus on NFT copyright laws
The new version of DeviantArt Protect allows anyone to upload up to 10 images, with a total limit of 2 GB. The program will monitor your art and send you an alert. Furthermore, they can even send takedown requests to the major NFT markets, such as OpenSea.
You can sign up for a monthly ‘Core’ service for those with a more extensive NFT portfolio. This premium feature allows members to upload up to 1000 images (50 GB).
DeviantArt Protect scans eight blockchains in total. These are Ethereum, Klaytn, Polygon, Arbitrum, Optimism, Palm, Tezos, and Flow. The laws aren’t quite up to date with the technology. Therefore, removing fraudulent art from the blockchain is not a simple process.
“Once something has been minted to the blockchain, even if after that it’s acknowledged as an infringement, actually having it removed from the blockchain is quite unlikely,” says DeviantArt CMO Liat Gurwicz.
However, companies like DeviantArt are hoping to change this. They help to file Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown requests. NFT Marketplaces are also catching up, and companies like OpenSea are now investing time and money into reducing the copyright NFTs.
Recently, they implemented a new system that checks for copyright images. With companies like Twitter and Meta now entering the web3 ecosystem, it will soon become a big issue to solve. DeviantArt is at the forefront of this NFT copyright war.