Kevin Rose, the founder of the popular non-fungible token (NFT) collection Moonbirds, just announced that both Moonbirds and Oddities will be moving to a Creative Common (CCO) license.
A Creative Commons license means that the company has “no rights reserved” on its intellectual property (IP). The legality allows creators to forfeit any legal interest in their work and move it into the public domain. In other words, there are now no copyright restrictions and anyone can use Moonbirds’ and Oddities NFT art freely.
Rose said that the move will not affect ownership, which is recorded safely and securely on the blockchain. But it will eliminate the government’s role in regulating how IP is used. The news comes shortly after XCOPY announced it would be retroactively applying CCO to all of its existing artwork.
In the announcement, Rose also unveiled plans for the formation of a Moonbirds DAO, which will primarily oversee the general licensing of the Moonbirds and Oddities trademarks. The DAO will also handle any issues involving scams and hate speech within the Moonbirds community.
These developments will see the project’s terms of services (which can be viewed on its website) change within the next few days. Community members will also have more opportunities to learn about the project’s plans through scheduled Q&A sessions which will take place via Twitter Spaces.