looks like those who don't waste their money on #NFTs, are wasting their time being angry about them instead 🤔.
@sofia somewhat, yes, at least I do -- but that's because I care deeply about digital human rights, rights of artists, and access to culture.
All of these are threatened by NFTs, and I notice people either:
1. have no idea about NFTs
2. are very pro and vocal
3. are quite against but not very vocal
End result is that NFT proponents are much more vocal and visible, and are effectively controlling the debate. I find that dangerous.
Agreed on the whole imaginary property thing. But NFT-infused IP laws would not even have any exceptions (fair use, quoting, satire, etc) whatsoever.
Meanwhile, people who do push for copyright reform, I feel, ignore or underestimate how big, potentially, the NFT problem is.
And it's big. It's not just a bunch of ill-informed coinbros, there's plenty of money sunk into this. Demands for "protection" of these "investments" are already out there. 🤦♀️
@sofia and while I agree on the "solution waiting for a problem" angle, plenty of NFT-pushing is done using language that either suggests or outright claims they are "a way to own digital art":
If enough people believe this crap and sink enough money into it, there will be enough pressure to make that into, well, an actual thing somehow.
And I find that possibility to much of a risk.
@rysiek @sofia Yes, it's easy to think that NFTs are nonsense because of technical or even basic reality reasons, but the people who make the laws do not understand technology or much of reality. e.g. F12 is hacking. The laws are made on the stories they are told, and they are told by people who want to protect their money.
@river @rysiek @sofia Dual integration - where an enforceable legal contract is paired with a blockchain based smart contract - might be a way to get NFT enforcement. We'll be seeing this in patent and property/ip law before art, I suspect.
Tho zoro already has a smart contract system that enables artist royalties when stuff is resold. Not much of a leap into using something like that to enforce tax code on a hybrid deed to a land claim.
@river @rysiek @sofia you wouldn't squat on land represented by an NFT https://unhabitat.org/un-habitat-oict-and-lto-network-release-first-open-source-urban-land-registry-solution-for-the
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