- DevianArt launches Protect Protocol initiative
- It allows creators and artists to communicate about art, NFT violations and piracy
- Initiative acknowledges that NFT breaches and theft require communication and cooperation
DevianArt, an online art community that facilitates photography, videography and artwork, has launched a new safeguard to protect artists and their work from theft by launching the Protect Protocol.
The team launched DeviantArt Protect in August 2021, which indexes nine blockchains and has processed nearly 330,000 non-fungible token (NFT) infringement claims and indexed over 400 million to date.
To further intensify their campaign against art and NFT theft, the team introduced the Protect Protocol – its latest project that aims to assist the Web2 platform in sharing information about the legitimacy of an asset.
A non-fungible token (NFT) displayed on the website of NFT marketplace OpenC is seen through a magnifying glass in this illustrative image taken on February 28, 2022. Photo: Reuters/Florence Lo
With the Protect Protocol, anyone can submit their work and be tracked on the Internet, whether they are members of the DevianArt community or not.
The initiative is an open and systematic cross-chain standards program that promotes vigilance between artists and creators and allows for “decentralized communication of trust-related concerns around NFTs.”
It is strategically designed to find and identify issues long before malicious actors and opportunists turn a profit.
“At DeviantArt, we’ve seen that instead of the promise and opportunity for Web3’s creators to enjoy, we’ve seen our users suffer through art infringement and piracy at the hands of the bad actors in Web3,” said CEO Moti Levy. Told,
“Artists are punished doubly, first through theft of their work, and then for filing endless DMCA reports across multiple NFT markets,” Levy said.
The Protect Protocol recognizes that open communication and collaboration is needed to fight a broader issue affecting creators and artists.
“The onus of dealing with bad players and thieves shouldn’t be passed on to the creators alone – the creators platform and ecosystem have a responsibility to make Web3 safe and secure. That’s why we are establishing the Protect protocol. Critical about NFT trust issues Information should be open and available to all,” Levy said.
DevianArt is also working on a public HTTP API to “streamline integration for markets and other Dapp developers” and to make the functionality of the Protect protocol known.
The official website of the initiative features all NFT claims and responses and allows open access and download of all data regarding the claim.
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