Moonbirds Just Made All Their NFTs Public Domain

BY Eric James Beyer & Jex Exmundo

August 04, 2022

In a major change for the popular NFT project, Kevin Rose, founder of Moonbirds, announced on Twitter that both Moonbirds and Oddities will move to a CC0 license.

CC0, otherwise known as Creative Commons, simply means “no rights reserved” on intellectual property. It’s a form of copyright that allows creators to waive legal interest in their work and move it, as far as possible, into the public domain. This means that anyone can now use Moonbirds NFT art freely without any copyright restrictions.

“In this new future,” Rose said in the tweet, “true ownership is dictated by what is recorded on-chain, the way it should be, not by a record housed by a government or corporate entity.”

This landmark announcement comes just days after noted crypto artist XCOPY announced that they were going to retroactively apply CC0 for all of their existing art. Of course, save for their collaborative pieces. Moonbirds and XCOPY aren’t alone in this regard, either. Other NFT creators like Deca have recently executed successful CC0 project launches, with artists like Grant Yun looking to follow suit soon in the CC0 shift.

Goblintown, one of the biggest projects to hit the NFT scene in recent months, famously launched as CC0 as well. Thanks to this, OpenSea’s charts were dominated by irreverent Goblin-themed collections for a time. Numerous figures within the space like Zeneca_33 are referring to this growing movement as the “CC0 summer” — the emergence of a new prevailing CC0-centric meta within the NFT landscape.

Rose also announced the upcoming formation of the Moonbirds DAO, which will primarily oversee the general licensing of the Moonbirds and Oddities trademarks and prevent scams, hate speech, and violence within the community. Community members can expect to see changes to the project’s terms of service and website in the coming days. The Moonbirds team will also host a Q&A session on August 5 at Moonbirds Parliament Twitter Spaces.

This was breaking news and was regularly updated as new information became available.

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