The general vibe of our creative userbase (and indeed, a large portion of the greater Mastoverse) is that NFTs are, at best, problematic - if you've chosen .art to share your NFTs, you may find yourself struggling to get an audience, and might get more engagement on an instance specifically related to NFTs/crypto.
@Curator and I'm one of them!
It was a pain in the ass to finally get one of my most recognized photos out of an NFT search engine site for art, only to find out that it's still available elsewhere because it's an engine...
Which it wasn't clear to me when I approached them with my takedown request.
@Curator Now I don't even have a link anymore to proceed further with my quest to get rid of that atrocity, so there's someone out there who not only is prolly gonna make money off of my work someday, he's already ruining my reputation by associating my name (which is still on the photo's watermark) with NFTs!
@jlamothe @Curator as an artist that's getting their work ripped off and sold that doesn't help at all, since that's a sell I didn't make, on top of the insult that is having my name associated with something I don't want to, nor gave my consent to.
Yes, they're meaningless, but when it's situations like mine it becomes something else too. Don't minimize an artist's testimony, feelings and experience just because you don't personally care about what happens!
@eloisa I hear what you're saying and I sympathize. I agree that artists deserve to be credited and fairly compensated for their work, but the idea that once you've put something online you can maintain control over what people do with it is naïve at best.
I'm not saying you shouldn't try, but it's the kind of thinking that leads to foolish things like DRM. Just know that it's going to be an uphill battle.
@eloisa I didn't get the @ for this convo, not sure why - I'd have chimed in but don't want to poke the bear now, best ignore. For what it's worth, as someone who's also had my art ripped off (not by NFTs - at least not that I know of! - just in general), I feel you. It's crap.
Ah, that explains the question of a photojournalist ;)
@Curator there is no amount of research you can do to avoid getting scammed. Anyone paying money to own literally nothing whatsoever is getting scammed. Either that or they're doing it to scam someone else
@Curator Do you mind if I share a screenshot of this post to highlight **yet another** reason people should give Mastodon a try?
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