In 2021, one of the most common uses of NFTs has become ironic. NFTs are tracked using blockchain technology to prove ownership of a given piece of art, and this ownership has sometimes gone for tens of millions of dollars. The unfortunate reality behind this new trend is that digital artists often have their own works turned into NFTs without their permission, resulting in the artists scrambling to file for DMCA takedowns and prove copyright ownership of their own pieces.

An indie game named Wildfire has recently had its assets used in the marketing of another alleged indie game, Epic Hero Battles, though it’s unclear if this is a video game at all. The creator of Wildfire, Dan Hindes, called out Epic Hero Battles on Twitter for using his art as the backdrop on its website without his permission, but further digging reveals that most of its art so far has been stolen from other artists as well, including ones that haven’t been found or named yet.

In 2021, one of the most common uses of NFTs has become ironic. NFTs are tracked using blockchain technology to prove ownership of a given piece of art, and this ownership has sometimes gone for tens of millions of dollars. The unfortunate reality behind this new trend is that digital artists often have their own works turned into NFTs without their permission, resulting in the artists scrambling to file for DMCA takedowns and prove copyright ownership of their own pieces.

An indie game named Wildfire has recently had its assets used in the marketing of another alleged indie game, Epic Hero Battles, though it’s unclear if this is a video game at all. The creator of Wildfire, Dan Hindes, called out Epic Hero Battles on Twitter for using his art as the backdrop on its website without his permission, but further digging reveals that most of its art so far has been stolen from other artists as well, including ones that haven’t been found or named yet.

SOURCE Indie Game Epic Hero Battles Steals Art for NFTs (gamerant.com)

By block head

Block Head is a blockchain journalist.