Moonbirds and Oddities Moving to CC0 Public License
PROOF Collective's Kevin Rose confirmed today via Twitter that Moonbirds and Moonbirds Oddities are moving to CC0 public license.
"We believe this move honors and respects the values of the internet and web3 and starts a new and important phase of the project," he tweeted.
The Twitter thread goes on to explain how Rose has been building consumer products since 2004 with the launch of Digg, and how patents, trademarks, and copyright is the "default gut reaction" for creators.
"Web3 is a chance to reboot and reexamine everything back to first principles," he commented. "A chance to say that others don't have to fail for us to win. A chance to be more inclusive and open to all."
Rose compares Ethereum's platform neutrality to CC0 NFT projects.
"This simple principle has created a sturdy digital foundation for massive ecosystems to be built on top of Ethereum - across finance, gaming, art, social, and culture," the continues. "Similarly, CC0 empowers anyone with the ability to creatively remix work for commercial purposes. It is a promise by the creator of a work that the work itself can become a credibly neutral platform - without restraint or the fear of restriction or creative limitations."
This means that Moonbirds and Moonbirds Oddities holders are now free to use the project's art in any capacity, forever. Rose is quick to acknowledge that the team cannot change its mind about this decision.
The Moonbirds DAO, which is being formed now, will oversee licensing of the Moonbirds and Moonbirds Oddities names to prevent scams, hate speech, and violence.
Reflections are expected in the team's Terms of Service in the next few days.
This is the latest in a slew of NFT projects that are now turning to CC0 to kickstart community initiatives. Popular web3 artist XCOPY just applied CC0 to all his non-collaborative NFTs.