NFTs – for Non-fungible-token – continue to ignite the web.
The popularization, almost a year ago, of these virtual objects prized by collectors led to a wave of scams on the web.
Thus, for the past few days, a series of Youtubers specializing in video games have been denouncing on Twitter the theft of their channel and their image by individuals whose aim is to resell them in the form of NFTs.
According to The Gamer site, relayed by PhonAndroid, specializing in high-tech, the culprit would be a man called StakeTheWeb. The latter would have created a page on the OpenSea sales platform in order to earn money illegally. "Honestly, I'm not surprised that a profiteering leech turned my channel into an NFT," Youtuber Jim Sterling said on Twitter. As disgusting as it is, I find it justified - I didn't consent to this, I don't want this, and it goes to show everything I've said about this market being disrespectful and exploitative. Scum. »
Frankly not surprised that some freeloading leech turned my channel into an NFT.
As gross as it is, I find it justifying - I did not consent to this, I do not want this, and it demonstrates everything I've said about how disrespectful and exploitative this market is.
— Commander Stephanie Sterling (@JimSterling) January 16, 2022
Stolen content removed
Better known as Caddicarus, Jim Caddick is followed by 917,000 people on YouTube: “At least if you stole my content and tried to sell it, make a t-shirt out of it.
which you can use.
Selling a profile picture for a do-it-yourself collection on a Facebook photo album is frankly a new level of pathos,” he tweeted.
At least, AT LEAST, if you stole my shit and selling it tried off, make it a t shirt.
That you can use.
Shilling off a profile picture for a collection you can just make yourself on a Facebook photo album is honestly a new level of pathetic lol pic.twitter.com/R90s6BKTFr
— Jim Caddick (@Caddicarus) January 15, 2022
According to PhonAndroid, the famous Youtuber Alanah Pearce was even the victim of a misappropriation of her image to make a pornographic montage.
“Unsurprisingly, I have just been informed that someone took an image of me, which I own, added a trademark pornographic logo to it, and stole it to sell as an NFT.
Naturally, I was not asked for permission, ”the Youtuber tweeted this Sunday before announcing that she was going to start legal proceedings.
In extremely predictable news I've just been informed that somebody has taken an image of me, that *I* own, added a trademarked porn logo to it, and “minted” it to sell for profit as an NFT.
Naturally, I was not asked for permission.
I cannot wait for the lawsuits 😂🤡.
— Alanah Pearce (@Charalanahzard) January 16, 2022
In a press release, the OpenSea platform defended itself by ensuring that it deterred theft and plagiarism: “It is against our policy to sell NFTs using plagiarized content.
Since then, the platform has removed the contentious content.
According to estimates by the decentralized application analysis platform DappRadar, the NFT market was worth $22 billion at the end of 2021.
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