XCOPY Applies CC0 to All Non-Collaborative NFTs
Famed crypto artist XCOPY announced this morning that they would retroactively apply CC0 licensing to all of their art, with the exception of collaborative pieces.
The announcement comes on the one-year anniversary of the mint, "summer.jpg," which sold two days later on August 3, 2021, for 336.529 ETH or $838,344 at the time of purchase.
An artist applying CC0 licensing to their work waives "copyright and related rights in their works to the fullest extent allowed by law," according to CreativeCommons.org.
The CC0 designation will allow any interested party to use the likeness created by summer.jpg or any other non-collaborative XCOPY work to build products, additional artworks, and more.
Conversations about holder licensing rights have been in the spotlight recently, and the XCOPY announcement comes just one day after Yuga Labs agreed to release IP rights to Meebits holders, providing similar rights to those of Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT holders.
All of XCOPY's works will now join other renowned CC0 NFTs - like mfers, Nouns, CryptoDickButts, and CrypToadz, which have maintained relevance in an industry built from decentralized, and open-source technologies.